Blake Masters, campaign unravels on abortion issue
Nothing destroys a candidate’s credibility like a flip-flop and then a cover up.
But that is where Blake Masters finds himself today, after his campaign website was suddenly scrubbed of his past extreme positions on abortion.
NEW: Blake Masters' campaign scrubbed the abortion section of his policy page
It's the latest sign of how abortion rights are shifting the political landscape
Screenshots of before and after
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Masters has previously supported a total abortion ban. Beyond that, he has advocated for allowing states to ban contraception. As voters and polls have reacted strongly against such extreme positions, Masters finds himself in serious trouble on the issue— and now his credibility and truth-telling are at issue as well.
His language calling abortion a religious sacrifice and demonic are further pushing the candidate from the mainstream.
In Arizona, Blake Masters backtracks on abortion and scrubs his campaign website – Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters softened his tone and scrubbed his website’s policy page of tough abortion restrictions Thursday as his party (nbcnews.com)
Democrats launch campaign highlighting Blake Masters’ ‘extreme’ abortion position – Two days after Blake Masters won the GOP nomination for Senate, Democrats are launching an ad campaign about his “extreme” abortion position. (azmirror.com)
Blake Masters Executes Huge If Sneaky Flip-Flop on Abortion – Trump Senate candidate Blake Masters of Arizona got caught blatantly flip-flopping from support for a total national abortion ban to support for a ban on rare third-trimester abortions. He had the gall to accuse Mark Kelly of lying about it. (nymag.com)
PolitiFact | Fact-checking Blake Masters: Mark Kelly voted to legalize abortion ‘up until the moment of birth’ – In the abortion debate, Republicans have long claimed that Democrats support abortion without limit. During a Trump rall (politifact.com)
GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters wants to allow states to ban contraception use – Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters thinks judges should also take aim at the right to buy and use contraception after outlawing abortion. (azmirror.com)
The Blake Masters abortion makeover continues as he quietly scrubs his website – Blake Masters quietly scrubbed his website to soften his abortion views. Apparently, he’s figured out he’s not in step with most Arizona voters. (azcentral.com)
Arizona Senate Candidate Blake Masters Wants You to Forget His Anti-Abortion Beliefs – The Republican Senate candidate—who recently won his primary—deleted his support of a fetal personhood amendment from his campaign website. (jezebel.com)
Super PAC Targets Masters on Abortion in Arizona Senate Contest – Abortion rights are the focus of a Democratic-aligned super PAC’s first general election TV ad in Arizona, which is hosting a marquee Senate race. (about.bgov.com)
ICYMI: Blake Masters Wants National Abortion Ban, Restrictions on Birth Control – Arizona Democratic Party(azdem.org)
GOP Senate Candidate Blake Masters Embraces National Abortion Ban – The Arizona Republican is being far more vocal than many GOP senators, who are trying to change the subject away from abortion. (news.yahoo.com)
In key Arizona race, Senate Dems try to highlight Blake Masters’ abortion, Social Security comments – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, defending Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, launched its first general election ad campaign against Trump-backed Blake Masters (abcnews.go.com)
Trump-Backed Blake Masters Does Slimy Flip-Flop On Abortion After Winning Primary – The Republican Senate candidate sneakily updated his website after accusing his Democratic opponent of “lying about my views on abortion.” (huffpost.com)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls out Blake Masters’ Anti-Choice Extremism in Light of Republican Senate Primaries – NARAL Pro-Choice America – NARAL Pro-Choice America Calls out Blake Masters’ Anti-Choice Extremism in Light of Republican Senate Primaries (prochoiceamerica.org)
In Arizona, Blake Masters backtracks on abortion and scrubs his campaign website – Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters softened his tone and scrubbed his website’s policy page of tough abortion restrictions Thursday as his party (yahoo.com)
Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters backpedals push for total abortion bans – Prior to winning Arizona’s Republican Senate nomination, racist venture capitalist Blake Masters presented himself as “unapologetically” and “100%” (americanindependent.com)
Blake Masters for U.S. Senate – Blake Masters is a Trump-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona. Together, we will make America Safe, Prosperous, and Free again (blakemasters.com)
Analysis – A viral video of a South Carolina GOP state legislator crystallizes the dilemma, as do multiple electoral indicators. (washingtonpost.com)
‘Kia Challenge’ not leading to a increase in car thefts in Valley | 12news.com – Ads from US Senator Mark Kelly and the Senate Majority PAC have attacked Masters over his views on abortion. (12news.com)
Trump-Backed Blake Masters Does Slimy Flip-Flop On Abortion After Winning Primary – The Republican Senate candidate sneakily updated his website after accusing his Democratic opponent of “lying about my views on abortion.” (yahoo.com)
Arizona senate candidate, Blake Master’s strange assertion: abortion is “a religious sacrifice to these people I think it’s demonic” – Northeast Valley News – Blake Masters, a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley is running against Democrat incumbent, Mark Kelly for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. Masters, a Trump endorsed candidate, has been largely backed by billionaire, Peter Thiel, his former employer (nevalleynews.org)
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