In case you missed it, tech billionaire Peter Thiel’s super PAC has started going negative in Arizona’s GOP U.S. Senate primary, confirming Arizona Republicans’ worst fears that a divisive, nasty primary is all but guaranteed:
Thiel, a California-based Facebook board member, has already dumped $10,000,000 into Saving Arizona PAC, an outside group that appears to be solely dedicated to winning the GOP Senate primary for Thiel employee Blake Masters, who’s already promoted Thiel’s business interests on the campaign trail and asked prospective campaign donors to donate $5,800 for a chance to have dinner with his boss.
Above all else, it’s telling that Saving Arizona PAC’s attacks on Republican Senate candidate and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich are principally focused on spreading lies about the 2020 election. Masters, like Brnovich and the rest of the Republican field, has endorsed the state GOP-led “audit” and cast doubt on the results of the 2020 election, contrary to any and all evidence.
But that’s because Arizona’s Republican Senate primary has already become a race to the bottom, where lying about the 2020 election is concerned — perhaps best exemplified by GOP Senate candidate Jim Lamon’s attendance yesterday at election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell’s “symposium” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: