Trump is not mentioned in the video, but Brnovich is shown wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt that says, “Make America Grateful Again.”
Kelly is likely to be one of the most targeted Democrats in 2022, two years after he won the special election to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat. A former astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Kelly won the race by over 2 punte, but Republicans are hopeful they can take advantage of historic trends that make it easier for the party out of the White House to win races in the subsequent midterms.
Trump will be a factor for Brnovich, egter, with the former President making clear that he plans to be active in the 2022 middelterme, using his power with the Republican base to back candidates whom he believes will be loyal to issues he cares about, like passing restrictive voting laws.
Trump, who has fully thrown his support behind a so-called audit of election results in Arizona’s Maricopa County, recently slammed Brnovich as someone who has “done little so far on Voter Integrity and the 2020 Presidential Election Scam.”
Hy het dit bygevoeg “our country needs” Brnovich to “step it up.”
Democrats highlighted the fissures between Trump and Brnovich in their response to his entry.
“Brnovich’s announcement means Arizona’s Republican Senate primary will be nasty, expensive — and long,” said David Bergstein, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, linking to a statement where Trump calls Brnovich “lackluster.”