Emboldened Democrats more and more see the Arizona Senate race like a pick-up chance, with incumbent Sen. Shaun FlakeShaun FlakeEXCLUSIVE: Trump allies rally around Sen. Flake’s primary challenger Republicans senators rally to McConnell’s defense among Trump attacks Flake voices support for McConnell among Trump attacks MORE (R-Ariz.) attracting energetic opposition from pro-Trump forces and speculation that rising Democratic star Repetition. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) will jump in to the race.
A victory over Flake will be a huge boost towards the Democratic Party, that has couple of other possibilities to topple an incumbent Republican senator in 2018. A Flake loss would be also devastating for that GOP’s agenda within the Senate, in which a slim majority has hampered Republican legislative plans.
While Democrats curently have a high recruit in Nevada, their finest chance to get a seat, they’re still waiting on the top-tier candidate in Arizona. That’s why is Sinema’s bid so appealing to condition Democrats who believe the moderate politician having a compelling backstory could be a top candidate.
But Flake believes the critique will not be his undoing. Requested by Time Magazine on Thursday if he could win reelection, he stated yes.
The deep divisions around the right and also the prospect for any attracted-out Republican primary have Democrats bullish that they’ll get a seat they haven’t locked in almost 3 decades.