RECAP: Arizona Leaders Call Out Brnovich, Lamon, and Masters’ MAGA Agenda

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 20, 2022
Contact: Hannah Goss,

RECAP: Arizona Leaders Call Out Brnovich, Lamon, and Masters’ MAGA Agenda 
#AZSen Candidates are Running to Ban Abortion, Dismantle Social Security, and Peddle Lies About 2020 Election
PHOENIX — Yesterday, a coalition of Arizona leaders joined ADP Chair Raquel Terán for a press conference to call out the MAGA Senate primary candidates and their dangerous plans to ban abortion, dismantle Social Security, and peddle baseless lies about the 2020 election.

While Brnovich, Lamon, and Masters continue to hide from voters, spin their agendas, and condemn members of the press for reporting on their dangerous policy positions, speakers at today’s event outlined exactly why these MAGA Republicans have no business representing Arizona in the U.S. Senate.

See below for key excerpts from the press conference:

Raquel Terán, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party and Arizona State Senator

  • “And all of them, Masters, Brnovich, and Lamon know that in today’s Republican Party you need to be a MAGA Republican to make it through a primary election. And that is exactly why they’re running these very extreme views.”
  • “Take, for example, their position on abortion. […] Blake Masters hit the headlines last week for being one of the nation’s most extreme when it comes to ending access to abortion. […] Jim Lamon is right there beside him. He’s advocating to outlaw abortion, even in the case of rape and incest. And I can tell you, full stop, that that is not what Arizonans want.”

Richard Andrade, Arizona State Representative

  • “Instead of talking about the issues that actually matter to Arizonians — like protecting union and worker rights, lowering costs and creating jobs, and investing in public education — Mark Brnovich, Jim Lamon, and Blake Masters have focused their time and attention on really spreading dangerous lies and baseless conspiracy theories to appeal to the far-right members of Arizona Republican Party.”

Saundra Cole, President of the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans

  • “Blake Masters has said he supports cutting benefits like Social Security, a move which would be devastating to Arizona seniors who plan on having a social safety net to fall back on.”
  • “In the same vein, Jim Lamonehmann is running on his shameless plan to dismantle Social Security, saying that he will raise the retirement age and privatize the program, bringing even more instability into the lives of seniors. […] Arizona seniors, their livelihoods, and their financial stability are not pawns in their political game.”

David Lucier, President and CEO of Arizona Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance

  • “Our U.S. Senator should represent us, Arizonans, not their deep pocketed donors or their party bosses. And that’s exactly why whichever one of these MAGA Republicans makes it through to the fall’s general election will be firmly rejected by Arizonans at the ballot box.”


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