Today, the Arizona Republic is reporting that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is (again) officially ruling out a 2022 run for U.S. Senate — a massive loss for NRSC Chair Rick Scott, Mitch McConnell, and national Republicans, who have spent months trying to recruit him as what they hoped would be a top-tier candidate.
To be sure, we wouldn’t want to spend any more time than absolutely necessary with Rick Scott, either.
But — between these massive recruiting failures, rumors of a Senate GOP leadership challenge, and Scott’s push for a massive tax hike on millions of Americans — there’s no denying that the NRSC Chair is doing a bang up job maximizing Democrats’ chances at growing our U.S. Senate majority in 2022.
So, we salute you, Rick Scott: You’re doing great, please keep it up, and surely Mitch McConnell has no regrets about picking you to lead Senate Republicans’ 2022 campaign effort.
More seriously: If you’re just now tuning into Arizona’s GOP U.S. Senate primary and looking for coverage ideas on the other five (5!) GOP candidates already running, please send us a note at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to pitch you or otherwise talk through race and primary dynamics.