Conservative Groups Oppose Congresswoman McSally’s Budget Vote

USA Today: “conservatives fume over budget deal”

ICYMI - Arizona Republic: “Reasons to be McSkeptical of Martha McSally”

PHOENIX – Congresswoman Martha McSally gave conservative groups yet another reason to oppose her candidacy: her vote on the budget agreement.

Both Club for Growth and FreedomWorks – two groups that issued a rare joint statement to come out forcefully against Congresswoman McSally’s senate campaign – vehemently announced their opposition to the budget deal. McSally’s support for the deal by the Washington GOP establishment will add extra fuel to what has already been a vicious intraparty civil war within the Arizona Republican Party.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake was even opposed to the budget deal. Flake exited his reelection campaign last fall after Arizona Republicans vowed his open criticism to President Trump was over the line. Congresswoman McSally, backed by the Washington GOP establishment, also has often been publicly critical of the president – leaving Arizonans wondering what Congresswoman McSally actually believes.

Further, Congresswoman McSally carries a long-history of scoring low by standards set by conservative GOP groups, including the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: CONSERVATIVE GROUPS RANK MCSALLY LOWER THAN FLAKE

Conservative Group

McSally

Flake

Heritage

43

67

Club for Growth

59

96

FreedomWorks

60

93

McSALLY HAS 43% LIFETIME SCORE FROM HERITAGE ACTION – LOWER THAN FLAKE

  • McSally Had 43% Lifetime Score From Heritage Action. [Heritage Action Scorecard, McSally, Accessed 2/1/18]
  • Flake Had 67% Lifetime Score From Heritage Action. [Heritage Action Scorecard, Flake, Accessed 2/1/18]

McSALLY HAS 59% LIFETIME SCORE FROM CLUB FOR GROWTH – LOWER THAN FLAKE

  • McSally Had 59% Lifetime Score From Club For Growth. [Club for Growth Scorecard, McSally, Accessed 1/30/18]
  • Flake Had 96% Lifetime Score From Club For Growth. [Club for Growth Scorecard, Flake, Accessed 2/1/18]

McSALLY HAS 60% LIFETIME SCORE FROM FREEDOMWORKS – LOWER THAN FLAKE

  • McSally Had 60% Lifetime Score From FreedomWorks. [FreedomWorks Scorecard, McSally, Accessed 2/1/18]
  • Jeff Flake Had 93% Lifetime Score From FreedomWorks. [FreedomWorks Scorecard, Flake, Accessed 2/1/18]

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Arizona Republic: “Reasons to be McSkeptical of Martha McSally”

“The person who ran for the House is not the person running for the Senate…”

“What we don’t know is if she wants to be Martha McSally. Because that person – whoever it is – keeps changing.

She paints herself as the straight-talking, hard-charging former fighter pilot, but she was McSilent for the longest time when it came to giving a straight answer on running for the Senate.” […]

“She criticized Donald Trump during the campaign…” […]

“Now, in an oddly McShifty way, she compares herself to him…” […]

“She needs the primary votes of hardcore Trump supporters who might otherwise side with Republican primary opponents Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio, so she’s suddenly gotten McSkittish about criticizing the president.” […]

“Of course, it wasn’t about language. McSalty pretended she is incapable of distinguishing profanity from prejudice, just as she had nothing to say about the creepy Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. All to keep from offending any of those Trump voters.” […]

“Most recently, McSally expressed McSpecious support for the release of the so-called ‘Nunes memo,’ which the head of the FBI called reckless, inaccurate and dangerous, and which puts (what should be) the apolitical nature of the Department of Justice at risk.

This must be a little confusing for Republicans who support Trump, and for those who don't. During the campaign McSally was positively McSlippery when it came to Trump, refusing to endorse Trump's presidential campaign and now getting testy and refusing to answer when asked if she voted for him.” […]

“…this political changeling who wants to be a U.S. Senator, they have no clue who she is.

That makes me McSkeptical.”

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