Rep. Martha McSally won a resounding victory in Tuesday's Arizona Senate Republican primary, defeating former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
McSally took home the win after pulling away from Ward over the final weeks of the primary campaign. In the closing stretch, McSally bashed Ward in a TV ad for past statements on President Trump and immigration before subsequently taking aim at likely Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema less than a week before election day.
Ahead of Tuesday, McSally also projected her confidence by laying low on Sunday and Monday, deciding against holding campaign events as Ward barnstormed the state for the final days on a bus tour headlined by conservative commentator Tomi Lahren and Mike Cernovich, a well-known propagator of conspiracy theories. She also received a boost in the form of the final public poll by ABC 15/OH Predictive Insights that showed her leading by 20 points — up from the 8-point lead she held in July.