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Sen. Martha McSally launched a two-day tour of 11 cities and towns in Arizona, as she hopes to win her seat against challenger Mark Kelly. - Paul Ingram/TucsonSentinel.com

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Sen. Martha McSally launched a two-day tour of 11 cities and towns in Arizona, as she hopes to win her U.S. Senate seat against Democratic challenger Mark Kelly.

Behind in the polls, McSally began the campaign's final leg with an event in Tucson on Sunday.

Joined by Senator Ted Cruz, and Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, state treasurer Kimberly Yee, McSally — along with her golden retriever Boomer — kicked things off at HT Metals, a metal machine shop, and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people. 

Called the "#AZFighter Tour," the circuit had the Republican winging from Tucson to Sierra Vista, before she headed to Casa Grande, Payson and Show Low, Arizona. On Monday, she will attend events in Flagstaff, Safford, and Phoenix, before traveling south to Yuma, and then up to Kingman and Prescott. 

McSally has polled behind Kelly in nearly every poll conducted this year, and the most recent poll conducted by Emerson shows McSally down three percentage points against Kelly. However, at least three percent of voters told Emerson that they were undecided, while another two percent said they would vote for someone else, giving some room for the appointed incumbent senator to win the election. 

McSally lost her last Senate election to Krysten Sinema in 2018, however, she was appointed to the Senate seat by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in December 2018, after the death of Sen. John McCain. Sen. Jon Kyl temporarily filled the seat, until after McSally's loss.

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