Republicans feel the heat in Arizona as two candidates suffer ratings changes for their races

Two key races in Arizona have moved more to the left in the wake of the Arizona Supreme Court ruling that a strict 1864 abortion ban is enforceable in the state. 

The race between Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and former television news anchor Republican Kari Lake is now labeled “lean Democratic” when it was previously a “toss-up,” according to the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics ranking. They are looking to replace Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), who won her seat in 2018 as a Democrat and is not seeking reelection.

“In Arizona’s open-seat Senate race, we now see the Democrats as a narrow favorite, so we’re pushing that race from Toss-up to Leans Democratic,” Sabato’s Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik wrote. “And we also view the swing district AZ-6,
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