Former Congressman Jim Kolbe is now supporting Paul Babeu.
Kolbe acknowledged he is known as more of a moderate Republican than Babeu, who is known as a conservative with a hard-line approach to border security. But actually, Kolbe said, they agree on most issues.
Does Kolbe's support move the Moderate wing of the party toward Babeu more than it drives the Conservative wing further away from Babeu?
Since the moderates already have Gosar, it's unlikely that they are going to move toward Babeu. However, conservatives who viewed Babeu as a conservative who happens to be gay will now start to question his conservative credentials because of Kolbe's support. Plus Kolbe's show of support put the story in the news for one more news cycle.
Maybe Planned Parenthood or the SEIU can endorse Babeu next week and make it a hat trick.