June 25, 2019 Press Release

A Campaign Shake-Up Misses McSally’s Real Problem: Her Record

A Campaign Shake-Up Misses McSally’s Real Problem: Her Record

Martha McSally is bringing on a new top political strategist. But she didn’t lose in 2018 because of her staff, and a campaign shake-up won’t erase her toxic and unpopular record.

PHOENIX — Fully in election mode – it’s not “reelection” if you were handpicked by Mitch McConnell despite being rejected by Arizona voters — U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is bringing on a new top political strategist in an effort to rebound from “her disappointing loss last year.”

But McSally is missing the point if she thinks she lost because of a staffing problem.

Martha McSally lost in 2018 because Arizonans rejected her record of putting her big donors and corporate special interest backers first in Washington — a record exemplified by McSally’s vote to gift her corporate donors a massive tax-cut giveaway.

And McSally lost because of her repeated votes to increase health care costs and gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions — a record that she’s continued to stand by and embrace ahead of the 2020 election.

“Martha McSally didn’t lose in 2018 because of her staff, she lost because of her out-of-touch record,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson for the 2020 Senate race. “McSally has repeatedly voted to increase health care costs and gut coverage protections for 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions. Arizonans deserve a U.S. Senator who will work for them, and no political consultant can change the fact that Martha McSally has proven that she won’t.”

Read more:

Arizona Republic: Rep. Martha McSally: ‘I’m getting my ass kicked’ on vote to repeal ‘Obamacare’

AP: Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

HuffPost: An Embattled GOP Senate Candidate Is Lying About Her Health Care Record — Again

Arizona Republic: Montini: Martha McSally’s R-rated health-care rant haunts her

Arizona Republic: Roberts: Martha McSally campaign says it’s not, not, NOT her fault she lost to Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Republic: 5 takeaways from Arizona’s epic Senate race between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema