Why would they do that? They can't beat McCain in the general, but would have a very good shot against a political newcomer with no legislative experience.
I think people assume that it's a foregone conclusion that Simcox would win the seat. The shouldn't. AZ voted for Janet Napalitano, twice - and voted her the second time by a two-to-one margin over her Republican challenger.
You can hate McCain all you like, but if he's unseated in the primary, the Arizona Republicans will be handing another Senate seat to the dems - that's in a Senate where the Dems already hold a comfortable majority. Not very politically savvy for Republicans. But, after the last four years, why would I expect anything else.
closed primaries are a must for all future elections.
Steele should close all state primaries to Pubs only
It’s something he can do, but will he?
That’s how he won the Republican primary.
Arizona has a closed primary.
How the H else did he win the Repub primary?
I still cannot believe we were stuck with him!