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Trump coming to Mesa to rally for McSally

By: - October 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Trump and McSally in 2018

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President Donald Trump is coming to Mesa Oct. 19 for a rally to support U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the Repbulican nominee for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat.

Most polling of the race shows McSally slightly trailing U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

Though McSally has represented her Tucson congressional district as a moderate Republican, since becoming a candidate for the Senate, she has closely allied herself with Trump, despite publicly criticizing him in 2016 after a tape of the then-candidate leaked in which he bragged about using his celebrity status to sexually assault women. McSally has also refused to say if she voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The Trump-McSally rally will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at 6250 S. Taxiway Circle, near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.


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Jim Small
Jim Small

Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications. He has also served as the editor and executive director of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.