Libertarian exits Arizona Senate race, endorses GOP nominee Masters

"I believe it is in the best interests of freedom and peace to withdraw my candidacy," Marc Victor said.

Updated: November 1, 2022 - 12:30pm

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Arizona Libertarian Senate candidate Marc Victor has exited the race and endorsed GOP nominee Blake Masters.

Masters is in a close race to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly.

Most polls show Masters trailing Kelly by single digits, including one by a local Fox TV affiliate that show Kelly leading 45-43% with Victor holding 6%, which indicates that his exit could impact the outcome of the Nov. 8 contest.

"I believe it is in the best interests of freedom and peace to withdraw my candidacy and enthusiastically support Blake Masters for United States Senate," said Victor, who made the comment after talking to Masters about his decision. 

The Trump--backed Masters responded: "Marc Victor joins a growing list of Arizonans from across the political spectrum who are fed up with open borders, big government corruption, and rising crime. We are building a broad coalition to defeat the worst senator in America."

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