On Thursday, Green Party candidate Angela Green announced she was dropping out of the dead-heat Arizona Senate race between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally, both congresswomen. Green endorsed Sinema, explaining their views are more in line and "there is a lot of other reasons that I can't support the other candidate," McSally.
Early voting is already underway in Arizona, and it's unclear how Green quitting the race will affect its outcome. She was polling at an average of 2.5 percent, according to RealClearPolitics, and her inclusion in surveys shifted the polling average from a 0.7-percentage-point lead for Sinema to a 0.2-point lead for McSally. The Green Party candidate got 138,000 votes in 2016, or 5.5 percent of the Senate vote that year, The Arizona Republic reports. The race is rated a tossup; FiveThirtyEight gives Sinema a 4 in 7 chance of victory. Peter Weber