Arizona is home to one of the most heated Senate races in America and the entire race just got flipped upside down.
Green Party Candidate, Angela Green spoke to local news media to announce that she is removing herself from the Senate race and throwing her support behind Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.
BREAKING AZ Green Party’s U.S. Senate candidate Angela Green tells #12News she’s dropping out & throwing support to @kyrstensinema. Green was polling up to 6% in toss-up race. https://t.co/WwxN7M13b0 #AZSEN pic.twitter.com/GA4tfSyAoO
— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) November 1, 2018
Angela Green was polling around 6% and if half of her fans vote for Sinema, the Democrats could pull out a huge victory.
According to Real Clear Politics and their polling average for Arizona, Sinema and her Republican opponent Martha McSally were essentially tied in the polls on October 30th. A Fox News Poll had them tied on the 29th.
Having the Green Party back out and throw support to the Democrats could be a lifeline that the left desperately needs to build a blue wave and attempt to win back the House and Senate in the midterm elections.
With so many liberals and progressives against Trump and the Republicans, the right should be worried about the precedent the Arizona battle sets. If third party candidates around the country unite the left for Democrat candidates, Republicans are going to have a much harder time competing in 2020.
We’ll see after the elections if the Green Party helped or if McSally can pull out the win. At this moment, it looks like things could go either way.
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