Senate Showdown: A Week of Thirsty Tweets and Tax Hikes

For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Contact: Hannah Goss,
Senate Showdown: A Week of Thirsty Tweets and Tax Hikes 

PHOENIX — Welcome to this week’s edition of the ‘Senate Showdown’ — a weekly roundup of the latest news in Arizona’s “crowded,” “costly,” and “chaotic” GOP Senate primary.

With “no clear frontrunner,” these amateur candidates will be busy duking it out well into the summer, ahead of Arizona’s August primary date. Until then, the Arizona Democratic Party’s ‘Showdown’ is here to help you keep track of this race’s breaking news, cringiest Tweets, and nastiest doses of infighting.

Here’s what you missed this week:

OR ELSE: Donald Trump unleashed his wrath on Brnoivch yet again, threatening the AZ AG to finally “rule on all of the Election Fraud.” Trump’s threats worked on Ducey, and given Brno’s history as a shameless grifter, we’re thinking they’ll work here too. 

CAUGHT RED HANDED: Jim Lamon was caught touting the GOP plan to hike taxes on hardworking Arizonans. Honestly, we’re not surprised that a man who is personally kicking in $50 million to run for Senate would call a plan that hikes taxes on 34% of Arizonans “pretty good stuff.”

SAME OLD BRNO: Yet again, Mark Brnovich was called on to resign as Arizona’s Attorney General for shamelessly using his elected office for personal political gain. Baseball’s back and that’s three strikes on Brno…

NOT SO CHEAP DATE: California tech bro Blake Masters took to Twitter to auction off tickets to eat dinner with him for a casual $2,900. Maybe that’s reasonable for a meal in Silicon Valley, but someone should tell Blake that here in AZ, that price can get us a couple months’ rent.

A LOUD NO COMMENT: In a clear attempt to avoid further enraging the conspiracy-theorist wing of the AZ GOP, Mark Brnovich “sidestepped” saying whether or not Arizona’s early voting system is legal, despite promoting it in the past. 

“RESTRUCTURING”: Wannabe politician” Blake Masters officially resigned from Thiel Capital and the Thiel foundation this week. Here’s the thing: With Thiel bankrolling Masters’ Senate bid, the billionaire benefactor is basically still Masters’ boss.



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