A politico story said United States Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado asked the president to support the former U.S. Air Force pilot and elected Representative Martha McSally over former Arizona state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the August 28 primary.
As Sparta Report has reported before, Gardner is a strong anti-MAGA Senator and very much in favor of open borders. He also joined with Mitch McConnell last year in trashing the Republican nominee in Alabama in order to get a Democrat elected to the United States Senate.
NRSC is standing firm on its decision to stay out of #ALSEN, @jaketapper reports… The committee’s chairman Sen. Cory Gardner previously called on Moore to drop out of the race or face possible expulsion if he won.
Now this Anti-MAGA Nevertrumper wants President Donald Trump to push one of his own across the finish line in Arizona.
Thankfully, Trump was allegedly “con-committal” in his answer to the please for help:
According to one of the sources, Trump was non-committal in his response.
Gardner is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which, according to its website, is “solely devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate majority and electing Republicans” to the Senate.
McSally is considered the GOP establishment favorite in the race to replace Republican Jeff Flake, who isn’t seeking re-election.
The seat is key to the Democrats’ hopes of gaining control of the Senate.
According to the most recent polling, McSally is leading the primary race and also has the best chance at defeating the likely Democratic candidate, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
An OH Predictive Insights/ABC15 poll conducted July 23-25 showed McSally as the top choice for 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters, with Ward getting 27 percent and Arpaio at 15 percent. That was much tighter than a June poll, when McSally led Ward 39 percent to 25 percent.
The poll also asked about potential general election matchups. The results showed McSally within four percent of Sinema, who held a 48-44 head-to-head lead, within the margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. Sinema led Ward by 10 percent and Arpaio by 18.
Need we remind the readers here, President Trump was down against Hillary Clinton by a double digit margin less than two weeks before the 2016 election in the polling. The same polling that was shown to be completely wrong.