Conservative Groups Have Already Lined Up Against Martha McSally’s AZSen Campaign

Arizona Republic: “McSally hasn’t even formally announced her candidacy and already the knives are out.”

PHOENIX – Congresswoman Martha McSally hasn’t even let her “secret” senate campaign escape Washington, but already conservative organizations have vehemently opposed her. Organizations like Club for Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund, and FreedomWorks have all vehemently opposed Martha McSally for being a typical politician who does one thing and says another.

A new development won’t help her case: the super PAC tied to Mitch McConnell has reportedly promised to spend whatever it takes to prop up McSally’s campaign. According to a former top McConnell aide, McSally is “the ideal candidate.”

She’ll need the help following Joe Arpaio’s “upending,” bombshell senate announcement from earlier this week. McSally only resets the Arizona Senate race to the same intraparty battle royale that forced Senator Jeff Flake out the door last fall.

Arizona RepublicPro-Trump group hits McSally on immigration as she weighs Senate run

“Even as U.S. Rep. Martha McSally remains silent about whether she will run to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, a group aligned with President Donald Trump is hitting her with ads suggesting she is wrong on immigration policy.

Great America Alliance rolled out Friday, including an online ad. The group has endorsed former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is seeking the Republican nomination, and is chaired by Eric Beach, who works as a strategist for Ward’s campaign.” […]

“It was the second broadside against a potential McSally Senate run in a week.

Last week, a political-action committee aligned with the fiscally conservative Club for Growth and other national "tea-party"-aligned groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund, FreedomWorks and Eagle Forum put out a joint statement opposing McSally.”

CNNConservative groups to McSally: Stay out of Arizona's Senate race

“Conservative groups are trying to scare Rep. Martha McSally away from Arizona's Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.” […]

“But her history of criticizing President Donald Trump made her the target of a show-of-force statement from conservative groups that spend heavily in GOP primaries, including the Club for Growth, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks.” […]

“The Tea Party Patriots,, the Eagle Forum and Citizens United signed a joint statement saying they ‘stand firmly together to oppose her candidacy.’

Arizona Republic: “But McSally can expect opposition from some on the right, including a political-action committee aligned with the conservative Club for Growth, which warned recently that it would oppose her candidacy.” […]

Arizona Republic“McSally hasn’t even formally announced her candidacy and already the knives are out.”