The two congresswomen running for Arizona’s open Senate seat are walking a tightrope on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to Wade Pankey at a crane manufacturing and training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally for the open Arizona Senate seat Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is vacating, talks to campaign volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally for the open Arizona Senate seat Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is vacating, talks to campaign volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republican Martha McSally has spoken about her own sexual abuse in high school. She is supporting Kavanaugh while also trying to be sympathetic to the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school.

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally for the open Arizona Senate seat Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is vacating, talks to campaign volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to tours at a crane manufacturing and training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., climbs atop a crane at a crane manufacturing and training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is running as a centrist who decries partisanship. She only said she opposed Kavanaugh Thursday night after pointedly refraining from criticizing his nomination.

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is running against Republican Rep. Martha McSally for the open Arizona Senate seat Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is vacating, talks to campaign volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to employees at a crane manufacturing and training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Matt York)
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to employees at a crane manufacturing and training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona’s Senate race pits Sinema, a careful politician running as a centrist in a Republican-leaning state, against McSally, a onetime Trump critic turned fan. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The women are competing for the seat vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake. It was Flake who launched the recent FBI investigation when he said confirming Kavanaugh the day after the hearing on the allegations would be too fast.

Source: The Associated Press

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