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McCain Refuses to Campaign Against Democrat Senator Who Is Family Friend

McCain Refuses to Campaign Against Democrat Senator Who Is Family Friend

On September 20 The Arizona Republic reported the Senator John McCain (R-AZ) refuses to campaign on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner (R-CO-4th Dist.) because incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is a family friend. 

According to the Republic, McCain confirmed he is avoiding a trip to Colorado because of his “long association” with the Udall family, especially with Senator Udall’s late father, Representative Morris Udall (D-AZ). 

He says the elder Udall showed him the ropes in DC when he first arrived and he is indebted to him and his family for it. 

McCain’s refusal to campaign against a Democrat in Colorado comes as polls show Republicans are in a position to seize control of the Senate in November. Current poll averages on Real Clear Politics show Republicans with a 47 to 45 seat lead going into the elections, with eight seats in the “toss-up” category. One of the seats considered a toss-up is Udall’s, but McCain does not want to campaign against his friend. 

On September 19 Breitbart News reported that Gardner was leading Udall by 8 points, according to a Quinnipiac poll.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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