Arizona Senate

McSally Bills Herself as ‘Firewall’ Against Democratic Takeover of Senate
Arizona Republican tries to fire up the base in Toss-up race

Rep. Martha McSally, the Arizona Republican nominee for Senate, tours the Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, Ariz., on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona sees her race for the Senate as a make-or-break one for Republicans.

“They know if there’s any chance to flip the majority, it goes through Arizona,” the two-term congresswoman said of the Democrats while addressing a friendly audience here at a synagogue Wednesday night. “I’m literally a firewall to make sure that Chuck Schumer and his allies are not in charge.”

Sinema Debuts Second Spanish-Language TV Ad
Sinema’s new ad comes as McSally goes negative on TV against her

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate campaign released a new Spanish-language TV ad on Thursday — the same day GOP Rep. Martha McSally attacked her on air. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is debuting her second statewide Spanish-language TV ad for her Senate race on Thursday. 

The focus? Health care.

Sinema Launches Arizona Senate Bid, Taking on Flake
Flake viewed as one of two vulnerable GOP senators

Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is challenging GOP Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 9/29/17

Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema announced Thursday that she is challenging GOP Sen. Jeff Flake in one of the few potential Senate pickup opportunities for Democrats in 2018.

Three Trump Campaign Aides Who Could Get Elected to Congress
Candidates trying to leverage presidential connection to upset victories

Mike Pompeo’s departure from Congress for a new job as CIA director gives Alan Cobb, a Trump campaign official, a shot at the 4th District seat in Kansas. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

During the campaign, there probably weren’t enough full-throated Donald Trump supporters on Capitol Hill to fill a minivan. But two Trump campaign aides could get elected in House special elections later this year, while another adviser may challenge a Republican senator in a primary next year.

Their candidacies will test the popularity and allure of Trump at the local level (since each of them would start their races as underdogs against establishment candidates) and indicate how interested the new president is in interjecting himself into local fights.