What You Missed: New Year, Same AZSen Problems for Martha McSally

Arizona Republic: “Rep. Martha McSally’s pending U.S. Senate campaign has become the year’s worst-kept political secret”

PHOENIX – It’s a new year, but Congresswoman Martha McSally’s “worst kept U.S. Senate secret” has still left Arizonans scratching their heads. Here’s what Arizonans may have missed during the holiday season.

1)    Mitch McConnell and the GOP establishment in Washington once again ratted out Martha McSally’s “secret” U.S. Senate campaign by announcing they've recruited her to run for Senate in the 2018 cycle.  

Additional reading: Congresswoman Martha McSally sidestepped questions about her political aspirations on Friday after a week of dropping hints that she plans to run for Arizona’s open Senate seat.” [Arizona Republic, 11.10.17]

2)    A new pro-McSally Super PAC (clearly more in-the-know than Arizonans) launched a digital ad in support of her shadow Senate campaign.

Additional reading: “Pro-Trump group hits McSally on immigration as she weighs Senate run” [Arizona Republic, 11.3.17]

3)    McSally's protracted, not-so-secret Senate announcement may have violated federal campaign finance laws.

Additional reading: “McSally's campaigns have demonstrated difficulty with adhering to campaign laws in the past.” [Tucson Sentinel, 12.14.17]

As Arizonans are left waiting, McSally’s campaign has been described as one of “the slowest campaign rollouts in history” with some of the Arizona media even questioning whether or not she is ready for prime time.”