Then there’s Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem, a champion of election integrity who is facing off against a radical Democrat, former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, in the Arizona Secretary of State’s race.
The mainstream media has been saying since 2020 that Arizona is purple or even turning blue, but people in Arizona know that was a fluke. Almost every one of the candidates endorsed in Arizona by Donald Trump is expected to win, with even mainstream pollsters predicting so. The only one expected not to win is Blake Masters for U.S. Senate, but that’s not because Trump endorsed him; a myriad of things went wrong in that race including being outraised by a stunning amount.
Longtime local newscaster Kari Lake has been the most phenomenal rising success, defeating a more moderate Republican in the primary who massively outspent her four to one. With zero background in politics and no campaign manager for much of the race, she pulled off what very few candidates have been able to do — very similar to Trump. She’s often referred to as a more polished version of Trump. Due to her experience in media, she turns interviews around on those questioning her.
While mainstream polls were showing Lake neck and neck with Democratic challenger Katie Hobbs for a while, Hobbs’ refusal to debate Lake even once and her low-energy campaigning has tipped the election to Lake.
Then there’s Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem, a champion of election integrity who is facing off against a radical Democrat, former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, in the Arizona Secretary of State’s race. Finchem is leading Fontes by five points in a mainstream poll, Ohio Predictive Insights. He’s leading by even more in the GOP-aligned Trafalgar poll. Fontes was such a disaster as Maricopa County Recorder that even the left-wing Arizona Republic railed against him, contributing to his defeat for re-election in 2020 — supposedly a good year for Democrats in Arizona. He freaked out the electorate earlier that year by sending ballots to voters who didn’t request them in the primary, costing taxpayers over $100,000 until Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took him to court to shut it down.
Trump’s endorsed candidate in the race for Arizona Attorney General, Abraham Hamadeh, is also five points ahead of his Democratic challenger Kris Mayes, according to mainstream pollster HighGround.
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