The Hill recaps:
Sen. John McCain promises to be a check on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a new campaign video but doesn’t mention Donald Trump, his party’s nominee for president, even once.
The Arizona Republican, who survived a tough primary this week, will face Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in the general election. Election handicappers say Democrats have a shot of picking up the seat and ousting McCain, a four-term senator.
In the ad, McCain says Kirkpatrick would be a “rubber stamp” for Clinton’s policies. “My opponent, Ann Kirkpatrick, is a good person. But if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check, not a rubber stamp for the White House,” McCain says in the ad.
McCain is polling about eight points ahead of Kirkpatrick.