November 1, 2019 Press Release

Special Interest Group Spends Even More To Bail Out McSally

Washington Special Interest Group Doubles Down To Bail Out McSally

The U.S. Chamber has now announced nearly $1 million in spending for Martha McSally

PHOENIX — Expanding upon the “six-figure” TV ad buy it announced earlier this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is increasing its TV ad spending for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally to $954,000 — the latest sign that outside special interest groups are committed to spend millions to prop up McSally in the 2020 election.

According to Politico, the corporate special interest group increased its spending on Thursday, rolling out a new TV ad to fight rising concerns about McSally’s failing 2020 candidacy.

McSally has seen her job favorability fall, while facing constant, increasing worries from Arizona and national Republicans.

As it happens, some of the harshest reviews of McSally’s lagging campaign have come from the U.S. Chamber Commerce, itself: This week, the group’s top political strategist told Axios that McSally and other vulnerable incumbents’ weak fundraising numbers signaled a “three-alarm fire.” He then went on to take a swipe at McSally’s sinking favorability rating, saying, “All these incumbent senators have terrible job approvals and terrible favorables.”

“It’s no surprise that special interest groups in Washington are already spending big to try to buy Martha McSally another election, because she puts her corporate backers first in Washington,” said Brad Bainum, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson. “From siding with insurance companies to gut health care coverage protections, to voting to slash taxes on large corporations like Chevron and Eli Lilly, McSally has voted to enrich her special interest donors while hardworking Arizonans get left behind.”