Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Arizona Primary Voters Consider Tossing McCain
Breitbart - Five-term incumbent Arizona senator John McCain has long enjoyed a reputation as a “maverick” among his more traditionally conservative Republican colleagues, but it appears that Republican primary voters may be running out of patience with his liberal stance on key issues such as immigration reform and Obamacare.
Breitbart reports that a new Arizona poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found that McCain’s job approval rating stands at only 50% among Republican primary voters. Even worse for McCain’s chances, over half of these voters said they would like to see a more conservative candidate win the Senate seat next year and only 37% of Arizona Republicans pledged to support him in his 2016 re-election campaign.
According to Breitbart’s Michelle Moons:
The result comes as little surprise, considering that members of McCain’s own party officially censured him on the basis that he has “amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for Obamacare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees.”
Potential primary challengers to McCain include Tea Party-backed State Senator Kelli Ward and Christine Jones, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2014 using the tag line “The only candidate with a plan to SECURE the BORDER!” - something McCain has notably failed to do.
Blog Author's Comments - John McCain should have been ousted by the Arizona voters at least two terms ago. He may as well be a member of the Democratic Party with some of his views and the various stances he takes which not only affect the Republican Party but the entire country.
Career elected officials in both parties are a determent for the operation of the country. More time in office does not equal better decisions, just more personal power and wealth.
But I doubt that the primary voters of Arizona will rid the Senate of McCain. My opinion is he does not follow conservative values along with many others in the GOP and needs to go.