Matt Salmon recently released his own Border Security Plan, months after the other candidates released theres and containing many of the same ideas. Too little too late seems like the appropriate way to describe not only this plan but the Matt Salmon for Governor campaign as a whole.
Matt Salmon is a former Congressman and State Senator who is running to replace Republican Governor Doug Ducey who is termed out in 2022. Early on many believed Matt Salmon was going to be the frontrunner of this race and run away with it but recent and ample polling has shown that he is not resinating with voters.
Matt is endorsed by the powerful advocacy group Club for Growth and early on in the campaign they released a poll with Matt Salmon well ahead of competitor Karrin Taylor Robson, however, recent polling shows that both political newcomers Karrin Taylor Robson and Kari Lake are beating Matt badly and repeatedly.
Other competitors such as Steve Gaynor have already seen the writing on the wall; that this is a two person race, and exited to live to fight another day.
However, Matt Salmon has shown no indication that he is leaving the race and that may become a factor in how the race turns out. It also brings up a good questions, who would benefit from Matt Salmon leaving the race, business leader Karrin Taylor Robson or longtime journalist Kari Lake.