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Report: Gov. Ducey poised to appoint Cindy McCain to U.S. Senate

Posted by on | July 2, 2018 | No Comments

It’s no surprise Ducey is faring badly in two new polls. A newly released NBC/Marist survey of AZ voters shows only 26% say he deserves to be reelected. Emerson College polling has Ducey’s approval at 31%.

The Santa Monica Observer’s Sunday edition has scooped Arizona’s newspaper of record with a uniquely Arizona news item. The article is headlined, “John McCain To Resign Senate Seat on the 4th of July, Says Aide. Cindy McCain Offered his Seat.”

The rumor mill has been rife with suggestions that McCain ally Gov. Doug Ducey, whose first job when moving to Arizona to attend college was working at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. Ducey developed a close bond with the McCain’s that exists to this day. He and his wife recently visited the ailing McCain at his Cornville, Arizona retreat.

Speculation has intensified on Ducey appointing his friend and former employer Cindy to the senate, which the governor’s spokesman quickly tamped down, calling the discussion, “disgraceful.” The actual disgrace would be appointing her, ensuring the continuation of a McCain colluding with the most liberal Democrats and lying about securing our southern border.

On June 5, SRAZ posted Ken Bennett can and will be AZ’s next governor. Arizonans can count on the fact that Bennett would never appoint Cindy McCain to the U.S. Senate.

A Ducey campaign operative derides conservative Bennett, the former AZ Senate President and Secretary of State — the next in line of succession to the governor’s office —  as a “fringe candidate.” In doing so, Team Ducey is violating a cardinal campaign rule as it relates to adversaries: “Never let them see you sweat.”

Also telling is the fact that Ducey refuses to debate the well-qualified and experienced Bennett. No doubt Ducey doesn’t want to defend himself for acquiescing to the demands of Arizona’s striking teachers who violated their contractual agreements as they followed a 23-year-old Bernie Sanders-supporting socialist, abandoning hundreds of thousands of Arizona students for a week. Ducey rewarded them with a 20 percent pay increase.  They weren’t satisfied and are now moving forward with a ballot imitative to permanently “tax the rich” to enhance their salaries.

Ken Bennett states his case unambiguously:

“I am running because the truth matters and we are not being told the truth in critical areas.  My primary opponent, Governor Ducey, has forgotten that this is a Republican state and is caving to outside interest groups on gun control, outrageous budget spending, NAFTA, DACA, and Obamacare.”

As a Clean Elections candidate Ken Bennett needs to amass thousands of $5 campaign donations to become eligible for matching funds. Help him qualify. Time is short.

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