The leader of a pro-immigration enforcement organization is concerned that a Republican candidate who dropped out of Arizona's senate race will still help John McCain.
GOP voters in the Grand Canyon State go to the polls tomorrow, August 30, to vote in the primary.
Alex Melusky dropped out earlier this month, but his name will remain on the ballot and could pull from McCain challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, says William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.
ALIPAC has endorsed Ward, who is hoping to unseat the powerful incumbent senator with the backing of ALIPAC and other organizations.
Gheen claims that Melusky is a spoiler in the race, since he dropped out only when it was clear his name would appear on the ballot.
"Which was his main mission," says Gheen, "because we believe that Melusky is John McCain's spoiler."
OneNewsNow reported last week that gun-rights group Gun Owners of America is among conservative groups who have gotten behind Ward, viewing her as the state's best chance to oust McCain.
Polling numbers vary greatly: a poll conducted weeks ago showed Ward leading but a more recent poll showed McCain ahead of Ward.
McCain was censured by his own state party two years ago for his liberal views on immigration, and he angered tea party groups by ousting those who openly opposed him.
Gheen says McCain has broken his promises to the people of Arizona about border enforcement.
"Recent polls showed that John McCain was the most despised member of the U.S. Senate in America," says Gheen. "Hopefully we have a real shot for a change here."
Volunteers from ALIPAC and Gun Owners are on the ground in Arizona working for McCain's defeat.