Us News

People Who Used to Support Mccain and Sinema Will Hold a Benefit for Gallego

People Who Used to Support Mccain and Sinema Will Hold a Benefit for Gallego

It was reported to The Hill that a group of moderates will raise money for Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) on Saturday, as his race for the Senate against Kari Lake heats up.

A benefit for the Phoenix Democrat will be held by well-known donors to the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the new Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.). This shows that he has support from people in the middle. Politico was the first to report on the event.

Gallego and Lake have both tried to find a middle ground in the race. However, Lake has had a harder time getting past her controversial run for governor in 2022 and her close ties to former President Trump.

In that 2022 race, Lake told Republicans who supported McCain to “get the hell out” and turned away from the middle class. She also believed in 2020 election fraud plots and later said that she lost the election because of fraud.

Gallego has played down his long history with progressive politics. For example, he stopped being a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is now trying to win over more moderate and mainstream Democrats in the statewide run.

Arizona is likely to have one of the closest Senate races in the country. Democrats want to keep their razor-thin majority in the body that makes decisions.

The fundraiser could give Gallego even more money than Lake. His campaign had $9.6 million in cash on hand at the end of the first quarter of the year, while Lake’s only had $2.5 million. So far in the race, he has raised more money than Lake by almost four times, taking in $20.5 million to her $5.6 million.

The money has already been spent. On Monday, Gallego announced a $19 million ad campaign and Lake a $10 million buy.

Polls from The Hill and Decision Desk HQ show that Gallego is ahead of Lake by 4.1 percentage points.

Melania Trump Likely Relieved as Donald Trump Faces Trial Clash Over Barron’s Graduation Attendance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *