George W. Bush, Mitt Romney to visit Arizona to boost Martha McSally

George W. Bush, Mitt Romney to visit Arizona to boost Martha McSally
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Former President George W. Bush and Utah Senate candidate Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney: 'Putin and Kim Jong Un deserve a censure rather than flattery' A US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity MORE are scheduled to visit Arizona in the coming weeks to boost Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGabby Giffords participating in gun violence town hall in El Paso following mass shooting Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona Anti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid MORE (R-Ariz.), who is locked in a tight race.

The Arizona Republic reported that the two prominent Republicans will make separate trips to fundraise for McSally and the GOP in an effort to bolster support among more moderate Republicans.

Romney, the 2012 presidential nominee who is running to replace retiring Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah), is expected to headline a rally Friday. Romney, who is Mormon, will stump for McSally in the state's East Valley, which has a large Mormon population, The Arizona Republic reported.


Bush will head to the state on Oct. 19 to host a private fundraiser in Scottsdale, the news outlet reported. Attendees must contribute $2,700 per person to attend the event and $5,000 for a photo with the former president.

McSally is squaring off with Rep. Krysten SinemaKyrsten Lea SinemaTrump endorses McSally in Arizona Senate race Abortion rights group knocks Sinema for supporting Trump judicial pick The Hill's 12:30 Report: State of the Union takeaways | Sights and sounds from the night | Virginia attorney general admits he wore blackface MORE (D-Ariz.) in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeAnti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid Arpaio considering running for former sheriff job after Trump pardon Overnight Energy: Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters | Carbon tax shows new signs of life | Greens fuming at Trump plans for development at Bears Ears monument MORE (R-Ariz.). A CBS News poll released Sunday showed the Democrat with a 3-point advantage in the race, though the difference fell within the poll's margin of error, making it a statistical dead heat.

Polling out Wednesday showed McSally gaining ground as the election approaches.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Sinema with a narrow 1.8 percentage point lead heading into the final month of campaigning.

Democrats see the seat as one they can flip as they face a difficult map in their attempt to take back the upper chamber.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the Senate race in Arizona as a "toss-up."