Hardly a sign of confidence: a super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has canceled nearly $10 million in TV ads in battleground state Arizona for Republican Blake Masters, who hopes to unseat Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ).
McConnell-linked super PAC pulls out of Senate race in Arizona https://t.co/6Zjpe6qQH0
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 21, 2022
From the Washington Post:
The spending cuts — which slash all of the super PAC’s remaining ad investments in Arizona — are another blow to a GOP candidate who has been significantly out-raised by his Democratic opponent and outmatched on the airwaves.
The super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), also cut $8 million in Senate ads in Arizona last month, delaying its entry into the race to October — and stoking some GOP alarm in a state long seen as a top Republican pickup opportunity.
A statement from the PAC claimed “Republican outside forces” will make up the difference in spending for Master. Uh-huh…
RealClearPolitics shows Kelly currently leads Masters in polls by an average of 3.3 points.
Mitch McConnell has canceled $9.6 million in TV ads planned for AZ to support Blake Masters. https://t.co/ohaXNRnJpr
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) September 21, 2022