Senate Showdown: A Week of Twitter Tantrums and Mega MAGA Losses

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 20, 2022
Contact: Hannah Goss,
Senate Showdown: A Week of Twitter Tantrums and Mega MAGA Losses 

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:

HOLD PLS: Even Trump is unimpressed with this “decidedly weak” field… According to a new report, an endorsement from the “kingmaker” in this crowded contest is “indefinitely” on hold after the dumpster fire that was this week’s GOP #PASen primary. Lamon’s campaign is tweeting as if this is good news, Blake is likely moping, and Brno is probably just really glad that Trump’s not publicly bullying him…at least today.

“BRAT” THE BLUE OR BACK THE BLUE?: On Wednesday, Jim Lamon found himself in hot water when he got into a Twitter spat with a retired police officer, calling her a “Brat” for daring to critique his negative Masters ad. Mere moments later, Lamon touted an endorsement from a local police officers’ association, promising to always “bring respect, honor, and support back to our men and women in blue” … the irony is just too rich.

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP: One of Blake Masters’ two major MAGA congressional endorsers, Madison Cawthorn, found himself out of a job on Tuesday night thanks, at least in part, to a deluge of bad press. Curiously, Masters has been silent on both the one-term Congressman’s oppo storm and his ousting, probably hoping we’ve forgotten all about the endorsement in the first place.

GIVE IT A BREAK, BLAKE: Controversy magnet Blake Masters followed the tragic shooting in Buffalo by promoting the “great replacement theory” — perpetuating a baseless racist conspiracy and landing himself in the company of Ron Johnson, JD Vance, and Eric Greitens — three questionable characters widely known for their less than outstanding character. 

WILL THEY? WON’T THEY?: On Saturday, Jim Lamon and Blake Masters are supposedly meeting up for a candidate forum in PebbleCreek — one of their first joint appearances since their squabble over Lamon’s new Puppet Masters ad. They’ll be joined by Justin Olson, who is apparently still running for Senate.



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