One can imagine a world in which Senator John McCain's illness and death would send all three Republican candidates for the US Senate seat in Arizona to praise him and promote his immense legacy.
The Insurgent Conservative candidate Kelli Ward could compare her open-minded bus tour and unfiltered style of speaking to McCain's earlier presidential campaigns – his famous Straight Talk Express.
Former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio could use his stump speeches to compare his decades of long political career in Arizona to McCains. MEP Martha McSally ̵
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In 2018, the Republican candidates have decided to strengthen the voice of the party populist base – and hope that the burgeoning numbers of Latino and suburban voters in Arizona are not vigorously against them.  Ward built up her national profile by attacking McCain – and not just for his relatively moderate immigration policy and against the repeal of the Affluable Care Act.
Before McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, Ward called him an "80-year-old man" near the "end of life." When diagnosed last summer, she urged him to "go as fast as possible" as quickly as possible and continued to criticize him for missing Senate votes during hospital stays.
When the Senate Bureau – one day before his death on Saturday – announced that he had stopped tre For Ward, Ward proposed hiring to intervene in their campaign bus tour.
Since then she has deleted this Facebook post and expressed her condolences, but she hardly apologizes. On Sunday afternoon, Ward's campaign website did not promote McCain's death and still propagated an old statement calling him "a problem for President Trump's agenda."
Arpaio has now spent so much time on creative ideas about imprisoning immigrants as McCain has sought compromise on border enforcement. As a sheriff, he once bragged about building a "concentration camp" for "illegals." He can run only for the Senate because Trump has pardoned him after conviction for immigration layoffs.
Arpaio took a break from the Senator's criticism last week to offer some nice words in McCain's last few hours. But hours later, according to Arizona Republic, Arpaio McCain's early widow raged for blocking him on Twitter.
Both Ward and Arpaio have also tried to link McSally to McCain and routinely merge them both with Flake, another Trump critic who told Sunday his allegiance to McCain in news programs.
McSally – although he does not openly attack McCain – has barely spoken of him, as his campaign is flipped further and further to the right. Once again publicly moderate and critical of Trump, she has hugged the president in full during her campaign.
McCain's daughter Meghan sharply criticized the congressman this month after she had imitated Trump and failed to mention the full name of "John S. McCain's National Defense Authorization Act."
"McSally's inability to name mine It is scandalous to mention Father's (as with Trump) when he is being discussed about the bill named in his honor, and I had such great hopes for the next generation of leaders in my home state, "wrote Meghan McCain .
Apart from snubs and politics, all three Republican hopefuls have taken Trump's favor and have been publicly critical of McCain since his election campaign for the president.
Ward and Arpaio have reinforced their appeal to the presidential base by flirting openly with conspiracy theories and right-wing provocateurs who come directly from the so-called Trump Internet three signify a sharp departure from the brand of conservatism, the McCain's largest part his career – even though he also trumped the Trumpian rights in 2010 when, in the face of a primary challenge, he dropped his support for a more moderate immigration approach and advocated "Build the Dang Fence."
McCain, for his part, followed the path of other conservative-class politicians in Arizona, as long-time Senator and President of 1964 Barry Goldwater
Some analysts believe McCain's death will only accelerate the political transformation of the state.
"McCain and Jeff Flake represented diversification in ways that the Republican Party was quite hostile to," said David Wells, a professor of politics at Arizona State University
"Demographics has not been good for a while the GOP seemed, "he said, referring to the state's explosive Hispanic population growth over the last two decades. "McCain represented the direction the Republican Party could and did not take, and it worked pretty well with Hispano voters."
For years, Democrats had hoped that a shift in demographics would be republican-dominated states like Arizona could turn blue. It has not happened yet, but Wells thinks it's a real possibility in the near future as McCain and Flake are being replaced by Republicans on the right.
In a few months time, one of the three Trump-oriented candidates will compete against each other, a Democrat fighting against the president, his border wall, and almost everything he stands for.
Democratic MEP Kyrsten Sinema announced late on Sunday evening that she would stop the election campaign on Wednesday and Thursday to honor Senator John McCain's service and devotion to our country
But there will be another opportunity before this election to demonstrate the GOP layer.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will appoint a replacement for McCain's seat until 2020, when a special election will determine inmates until 2022 if McCain's term of office ends.
Some of the alternatives are more right-wing than McCain and another is Cindy McCain, the deceased senator's widow.