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McSally expresses concern about Trump-Kelly voters

Martha McSally
Posted at 8:41 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 23:41:13-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally expressed concern to GOP activists that some supporters of President Donald Trump may not vote for her.

Her remarks at a campaign event last week are an indication of her struggles to avoid the defection of Republicans whose support she'll need to keep her seat.

Answering a question from a supporter, McSally said some Trump supporters may be convinced by ads positioning her Democratic rival, Mark Kelly, as an independent.

McSally can't afford to lose GOP voters again as she faces a tough battle against Kelly to hold onto John McCain's former Senate seat.

Her campaign has worked to remind Republicans that a Democratically controlled Senate would advance liberal priorities.