Arizona Agenda: Political endorsements rarely matter, but in Blake Masters' case, it could be vital

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, June 6, 2022 - 12:19pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 9:01am

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The race for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the race for the Arizona Senate has been without a clear frontrunner for months. But that could change now as former President Donald Trump finally came out with an endorsement of one of those candidates, Blake Masters.

The move didn’t come as a surprise to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who Trump has extensively criticized for not doing more to deny his loss in Arizona to President Joe Biden in 2020. But it certainly could make it even harder for him to win the GOP primary in August.

Hank Stephenson is a reporter with the Arizona Agenda, a substack newsletter on Arizona politics. He doesn’t usually put much stock into endorsements, but as he has reported extensively, this one is different. The Show spoke with him to learn how.

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