Senate Race Rocked Over Candidate’s Announcement

Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema was given a boost Thursday when the Green Party’s candidate dropped out and endorsed her — a move that could give Sinema an edge over Republican Martha McSally in an airtight race.

“I want [supporters] to vote for a better Arizona, and that would be for Kyrsten Sinema,” third-party candidate Angela Green told 12 News. “After watching the debates and seeing everything, Sinema’s stance on a lot of things are very similar to mine.”

The decision, coming just days away from Tuesday’s midterm election, shakes up the already close race — where polling has been particularly volatile.

A Fox News poll released this week had the race at a tie, while an ABC 15/OH Predictive Insights poll had McSally ahead by 7. On the flip side, an NBC News/Marist poll had Sinema ahead by 6 in a head-to-head, but that lead cut to 3 when factoring in Green — who polled at 6 percent. The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls has Sinema ahead by 0.7 percent