AZ: Disgraced former president’s pick wins GOP Senate primary

Source: NBC News

“Blake Masters won the hard-fought Republican primary for Senate in the crucial swing state of Arizona on Tuesday, NBC News has projected, setting up a showdown with Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the fall. With more than three-quarters of the vote in, Masters led the primary race Wednesday morning with 39 percent of the vote. The venture capitalist was projected to defeat businessman Jim Lamon and state Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Masters won the endorsement of former President Donald Trump and had touted it aggressively in campaign speeches and TV ads in the run-up to the primary.” [editor’s note: Arizona was one of the states the GOP really needed to take a majority in the Senate. That was iffy anyway; now it’s gone – TLK] (08/03/22)