The Latest: McSally urges people to vote in ‘dead heat’ race
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a campaign rally for Senate candidate Martha McSally with Mitt Romney (all times local):
Republican candidate Martha McSally has called on supporters to get out and vote in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona that she says has become a dead heat.
McSally, along with former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, reminded a crowd at a rally in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert on Friday that a great deal was at stake in the Nov. 6 election.
The congresswoman is facing Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
McSally says the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake is “literally the firewall to make sure we keep and grow the Senate majority.”
Romney said McSally represents the kind of leadership America needs.
McSally and Romney have mostly been supportive of President Donald Trump. But neither invoked his name during the 20-minute afternoon gathering attended by several hundred people.
Romney is heavily favored to win a Senate seat in Utah.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to be in Arizona to stump for GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally.
The practicing Mormon is set to appear at a McSally rally on Friday afternoon in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, which is a heavily Mormon area.
McSally is in a tight race with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Both congresswomen are vacating their positions to run for Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat.
Flake opted not to run for re-election.
The rally comes just days after early voting began in Arizona.
Romney is currently running for Senate in Utah. Unlike the Arizona race, polling in Utah indicates almost certain victory for the former Massachusetts governor.