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Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix, campaigning in the traditional way. But now, the global pandemic that is shaking up life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when voters are much more concerned about staying healthy and paying the bills than they are with politics. PHOTO BY RICK SCUTERI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The global pandemic that is shaking up the nation's way of life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when rallies are verboten, door-to-door campaigning is off limits and voters are much more concerned about staying healthy and paying the bills than they are with politics.

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McCain turns vulnerable label into front-runner

The cast of "Survivor" has nothing on Sen. John McCain. Once labeled a vulnerable incumbent, the four-term Arizona Republican is the clear front-runner against challenger J.D. Hayworth after spending some $20 million and casting his GOP opponent as a late-night infomercial huckster in a series of devastating ads. The primary is Tuesday.

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