By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic
Republican primary voters in Arizona won’t get a debate between the two candidates in the race for the U.S. Senate seat, despite call after call from incumbent Sen. Martha McSally’s challenger.
Glendale businessman Daniel McCarthy has repeatedly challenged McSally, R-Ariz., to debate publicly to highlight the differences between the two before the Aug. 4 primary.
McCarthy said he sought debates through a certified letter, weekly correspondence and social media. He said he even offered $25,000 to the charity of her choice if she would go toe-to-toe.
McSally didn’t take him up on the offers.
With early ballots arriving in voters’ mailboxes this week, McCarthy called McSally’s refusal to debate a “blatant act of disregard for the base of the state’s Republican Party.