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Blake Masters at the “Rally to Protect Our Elections” hosted by Turning Point Action in Phoenix, Ariz., July 24, 2021. (Gage Skidmore/The Star News Network/CC BY-SA 2.0)
The Peter Thiel–backed candidate is running to disrupt, in his words, ‘decades of bipartisan failure.’ Can he help the GOP reclaim the Senate majority?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G oing into the final months of 2020, Arizona’s U.S. Senate race looked increasingly dire for the Grand Old Party. As the traditionally red Grand Canyon State — once the proud home of conservative folk hero Barry Goldwater — continued to trend leftward, embattled Republican incumbent Martha McSally was slipping precipitously in the polls. The 54-year-old freshman had an admirable background as the first female commander of an Air Force fighter squadron but a weak presence on the stump, and a confusing campaign message that fluctuated between Trumpy populism and moderate pro-business conservatism. What’s more, McSally had never won a statewide

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