Maritza Dominguez, Arizona Republic Published 6:00 a.m. MT June 16, 2021
Daniel McCarthy, a successful businessman, made a name for himself in Arizona politics after mounting an unsuccessful U.S. Senate primary run against former Sen. Martha McSally in 2020.
While he lost that race, McCarthy established himself as a voice of a faction of Arizona conservatives who see both major political parties as failing them.
McCarthy viewed his loss to McSally as an early sign of a rigged election, a baseless claim that has wider support after former President Donald Trump has pushed the same narrative following his defeat.
McCarthy is trying to form another political option in Arizona, the Patriot Party, and that has caught the eye of Republicans trying to reshape that party.
During the annual Arizona GOP meeting to elect party leadership he was booed off stage by attendees.
Is McCarthy still a Republican? What does he want for Arizona policy? How will he influence the 2022 elections?
Listen to this week’s episode of The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast, with hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen to hear an unfiltered conversation with McCarthy.
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