.@bgmasters Calls Out Mitch McConnell And Calls For Senators To Oust McConnell From Senate Leadership— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) November 12, 2022
"You can stand with your constituents and stand with Americans, or you can stand for Mitch McConnell." pic.twitter.com/hZl9IhU7aL
It is disappointing.
It is not that disappointing though for the following reasons:
1. Blake Masters was losing in the RCP average for nearly the entire race. Thus, this result doesn’t come as much of a surprise. I wanted to him to win and it would have been great to have him in the Senate, but I was under no illusions that he was crushing it or running away in his race.
2. For as long as I can remember, Arizona politics has been a disappointment, so this defeat is really consistent with my impression of the state. Arizona used to be represented by Jon Kyl and John McCain in the Senate. Arizona then elected Jeff Flake to the Senate. Then Kelli Ward and Martha McSally lost to Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly. The amazing thing is that this state could have elected Blake Masters which just struck me as being a sharp break from what I had seen in the past.
Note: As for the chaos with the elections in Arizona and other Western states, I will have a lot more to say about that later. In some states, we have quietly gone from an “Election Day” to an “Election Season” where voting goes on long before and after the actual election.