McConnell PAC Cancels $9.6M In Arizona Senate Ads

Axios reports:

The Mitch McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund is canceling $9.6 million in television ads for the Arizona Senate race, confident that other outside conservative groups will make up much of the difference for Republican nominee Blake Masters.

The cancellations mean that the GOP’s leading super PAC won’t be spending any money in Arizona, one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country. Its allied nonprofit arm spent several millions in the state on issue ads over the summer.

Despite Arizona’s battleground status, many Republican officials have been wary about Masters’ prospects against Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.). Masters is trailing Kelly in public polling, and Republican internal surveys have his unfavorability ratings unusually high for a first-time candidate.

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