2018 Arizona Senate Candidate Guide

Martha McSally (R) vs Kyrsten Sinema (D)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Martha McSally

Martha McSally

Republican

Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema

Democrat

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Support DISCLOSE Act to require political ads to disclose their largest funders? Stand on Supreme Court Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Contraception

Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree morally?

Courts

Support Judge Kavanaugh nomination?

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

McSally

Unclear. Opposed tariffs on imported solar cells. Backed tariff exceptions for products used in manufacturing.

Sinema

No. Worry about retaliatory tariffs & “reckless trade war.”

Education

Help parents send their children to private schools with public money?

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Sinema

Yes. Sinema is Bisexual and strong LGBT rights supporter. Called Supreme Court decision “A historic victory for families.”

Immigration

Support path to citizenship for “DACA” recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up in the US after coming here as children?

Iran

Support withdrawal from treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability while lifting sanctions?

Minimum Wage

Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr?

McSally

No stand found.

President Trump

Percentage voting with President Trump?

McSally

Voted with Trump 98% of the time as of Sept. 24.

Sinema

Voted with Trump 61% of the time as of Sept 24.

Renewable Energy

Support government support for renewable energy?

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Refinance student loans at lower rates, paid for by increasing taxes on high earners (Elizabeth Warren proposal)? Position on Pell grants?

Angela Green (G) is also running. Due to limited space, we can only include candidates polling 15%, but do check out her website.