Sunday, 15 May 2016

National Review: McCain Faces Unexpectedly Tough Reelection Fight in Arizona

National Review: McCain Faces Unexpectedly Tough Reelection Fight in Arizona

"John McCain knows what makes this election cycle so different from years past: “Angry voters.”

McCain offered that blunt assessment of the road ahead last month. He is seeking reelection to his sixth term in the Senate and by rights he shouldn’t be worried: Since he first won the seat with a 21-point victory in 1986, no primary or general-election opponent has come even that close to knocking him off. He has all the advantages of incumbency — the deep political network, the massive war chest, the sky-high name ID — in a state that has gone Republican in every presidential election since 2000. And yet he finds himself facing perhaps the strongest challenger of his career in a year when Donald Trump has complicated the task facing down-ballot Republican candidates everywhere."

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