It is no secret that presumptive nominee Donald Trump has thrown the entire GOP into absolute chaos. Other presidential hopeful, Governor John Kasich, has refused to endorse Trump saying, “I just can’t do it.” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has been unable to find any politically tenable line on Trump; he has denounced Trump as “a textbook racist,” but still maintains his endorsement for the business tycoon.
As Republican officials all over the country begin defecting from their party’s presidential hopeful, the Democrats’ prospects are looking brighter all across the board. Former Secretary of State and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has announced that her campaign will run a 50 state strategy. Normally candidates do not bother campaigning in states that are defiantly set against their party, but circumstances are different this election cycle.
Arizona is a deep red state that has only voted for a Democrat in two presidential elections in the last almost 70 years, and saw Romney defeat Obama by nine percentage points in 2012. Right now, Arizona is polling at 46.5 percent for Clinton to 42.2 percent for Trump – a more than four point difference.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.