Dr. Kelli Ward: Poised to challenge McCain

Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term state senator representing Legislative District 5, sent out this encouraging message, which includes a sentence Arizona Republicans can relate to: “ The status quo and the politics of the past aren’t working for Arizona or America.”

She’s referring to the U. S. Senate seat currently occupied by John McCain.

Ward opened a U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee in April and has been traveling the state, attending gatherings and district meetings, where she meets with and answers questions posed by Arizonans. She doesn’t insult questioners. There is no ducking and dodging or holding restrictive and contrived one way “conversations as the current senator and his seatmate do.

This evening, Kelli Ward is making an official “Future Plans Announcement.”
Tuesday, July 14,  5:00 pm
Shugrue’s Bridgeview Room
1425 McCulloch Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

The event is open to the public and all are welcome. She asks that you RSVP here.

Read Dr. Ward’s impressive bio. Her views on the issues of importance to Arizona citizens are clearly defined.  Attend her announcement if you are able.

John McCain has been entrenched in Washington, D.C. since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, well over three decades ago. He will be 80 years old by Election Day and is running for another six-year term. 

McCain’s polling numbers are abysmal. Townhall.com a leading conservative source reported that only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn’t much variability in his numbers by party —- he’s at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with registered Independents. Conservative Review gives both Arizona’s U.S. Senators an “F” rating. John McCain’s can be viewed here.  Senate Conservatives Fund urges Arizonans to Replace McCain, saying, “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain.”

A senate campaign is a major undertaking, If ever there was a time to step up and put our money where our mouths are in order to send John McCain into retirement — it’s now.

He doesn’t want to go.

15 Responses to Dr. Kelli Ward: Poised to challenge McCain

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Illegal immigration is a hot button issue, across the nation and especially here in Arizona. 5,000 people stood in line for hours in the blazing sun last Saturday to hear Donald Trump speak on this issue. He was joined by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County chairman Tyler Bowyer. McCain and the rest of the state GOP establishment denigrated those who attended. Trump hit the illegal immigration issue head on. He may or may not have a personal following but this is the most important issue America faces, since terrorist can enter the United States as easily as the illegals invaders, many repeat criminal offenders who disrespect our laws and national border. McCain is steadfast in his support of amnesty—EXCEPT as he campaigns. The day after the ballots are counted, he reverts back to giving aid and comfort to illegal aliens. Last election he wanted to “build the dang fence.” Within days, he and Jeff Flake conspired with Democrats and like minded RINOs including Marco Rubio, to put together the “bi-partisan” Gang of Eight whose sole objective was amnesty. We need to stop allowing ourselves to be conned by this codger. I will proudly be supporting Kelli Ward with my $$$ and ny vote..

  2. William Heuisler says:

    Someone please tell me how they can vote for John McCain with his carefully documented history below?
    McCain’s Connections – by William Heuisler – Republican, former Marine and Tucson police officer.
    Most of us voted for him, but he seldom votes for us. Remember John McCain voted to fund Obamacare, bail out Wall Street, raise the debt limit 14 times, and voted for a $600 billion “fiscal cliff” tax hike. The McCain-Kennedy and “Gang of 8” immigration bills legalized the illegals. Soros-backed McCain-Feingold exempted media, but limited Conservative, pro-life and Tea Party political speech. In May 2013, a Treasury Inspector General audit found that in 2012, the IRS had targeted groups with Patriot and Tea Party in their names. Lois Lerner even admitted the IRS inappropriately had targeted conservatives. But Senators John McCain and Democrat Carl Levin insisted the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups enough. (5) (9) (10)
    He’s survived due to his POW status, but other reasons for McCain’s success are dirty money and corrupt connections. McCain came to Arizona (AZ) in 1981 with a pension of $31,000. He ran for US Congress just a year later using influence from AZ Republic publisher Duke Tully and House Majority Leader Burton Barr. He also received a half million dollars from United Liquors, the employer of his new AZ father-in-law, James Willis Hensley. (1) (6) (11)
    Darrow “Duke” Tully was a decisive McCain connection: publisher of the AZ Republic, Phoenix Gazette and friend of Goldwaters, Barrs, Keatings and Hensleys. For years Tully had bragged he was a decorated fighter pilot in Vietnam, even speaking at military functions in the full-dress uniform of an Air Force Colonel. The problem? Tully never served in our Armed Forces. But remember: Senator Barry Goldwater was a retired Air Force General and Chairman of the Armed Services and Select Intelligence Committees with vast military connections. John McCain was a retired Navy pilot and Pentagon lobbyist with similar military connections. McCain became Duke’s best buddy – making Tully the Godfather to his daughter Meghan in 1984. But these veterans had to be fully aware the publisher of both AZ’s largest newspapers was a “Stolen Valor” fraud. (1) (2) (6) (11)
    And the Republic and Gazette publisher helped his friend. Tully ordered both of his editorial staffs to endorse the completely unknown McCain despite a long newspaper policy of strict neutrality in primaries. So McCain won the 1982 Republican primary against known Arizonans, with 32% of the vote, benefitting from phony newspaper endorsements and by extravagantly outspending the other candidates with over a half a million Hensley/Marley dollars – for a primary! (1) (2)
    Hensley/Marley dollars? Yes. McCain’s new AZ father-in-law, Jim Hensley, had managed United Liquors (AZ’s only beer/liquor monopoly distributer) since the 1940s. United Liquors was wholly owned by Kemper Marley, millionaire Scottsdale developer, owner-operator of Transamerica Wire Service and protégé of liquor Baron (Emprise co-founder) Sam Bronfman. McCain’s main money-connection was Kemper Marley, through Marley’s employee, Hensley. (3) (6) (7) (11)
    Charles Keating Jr. organized a massive AZ real estate fraud with his Taxpayer Insured Lincoln Savings and Loan. And Keating gave new Congressman McCain more than $112,000 in campaign contributions between 1982 and 1987. In 1986, McCain invested $359,000 Hensley /Marley money with Keating and nearly doubled his investment. When the Keating Five scandal broke in 1989, Keating was imprisoned for defrauding taxpayers of $1.1 billion dollars. But McCain was only scolded by the Senate Ethics Committee for “poor judgment.” (1) (11)
    McCain was also connected to AZ Majority Leader Burton Barr (whose net worth after 20 years in the AZ House had grown to $9 million). During Mecham’s 1986 primary with Barr, our investigation found Barr-invested companies selling hundreds of acres of land to County taxpayers for an Outer Loop route around Phoenix – the same route Barr “coincidentally” planned and mapped as senior member of the Maricopa Association of Governments. Remember, we mailed that damning information to Republican Primary Voters in 1986. Mecham became AZ’s Governor.
    Ironically, in 1987 McCain was the first Republican to accuse new Republican Governor Mecham of corruption. Courts later found this to be false, but McCain’s lie gave our State House to Democrat Rose Mofford and then to another big McCain campaign donor, Fife Symington. In a few years, Governor Symington was convicted of seven felonies for defrauding lenders and filing false financial statements for his real estate businesses in the 1980s and early 90s. (4) (8)
    I am a Republican, Marine, policeman and private investigator. McCain’s history was detailed to me by many policemen and reporters who also reminded me how McCain’s biggest connection had paid to have AZ Republic reporter, Don Bolles killed. Bolles’ dying words, “Mafia”, “Emprise” and “Adamson”, refer to the race track (Emprise) and Mafia-run wire service activities of Kemper Marley. Marley was an associate of Pulliam (Tully’s boss), Barr, Symington, Keating and 40-year-boss of John McCain’s father-in-law. After his arrest, long-time Marley crony, John Adamson, confessed in court that Kemper Marley had paid him and Max Dunlap $50,000 to kill Bolles. (6) (7) (11)
    County Attorney Donald Harris declared Adamson’s confession and Bolles’ dying declaration were sufficient for a grand jury indictment of Marley. But AZ’s Attorney General, Bruce Babbitt, cancelled the grand jury. Publishers Pulliam and Tully noticeably ignored the murder of their reporter. No official prosecuted, investigated, or bothered to interview Kemper Marley, the man accused of paying for the car-bomb execution of an AZ Republic reporter – and who also paid over a half a million dollars to elect newcomer John McCain to Congress five years later. (1) (6) (7)
    My fact-based book, “Casual Executions: assassinations in Arizona,” shows justice is blinded when newspapers misinform the public. Cover-ups of Soros links, Keating-Five and IRS-targeting are bad enough, but when newspapers ignore dying declarations, murder confessions and politicians using mobbed-up millionaires’ money, the result is John McCain. (7) (9) (10) (11)

    Questions? Email – or call William Heuisler (520)-403-2939 in Tucson.

    (1) http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/mccain/articles/2007/03/01/20070301mccainbio-chapter5.html#ixzz3WYTXswGu

    (2) http://articles.latimes.com/1986-01-11/news/mn-26741_1_tully

    (3) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/us/politics/23mccain.html?pagewanted=print&_r=0

    (4) http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-05-05/news/9102090853_1_fife-symington-seven-state-legislators-southwest-savings

    (5) http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-irs-documents-reveal-lerner-knew-targeting-criteria-of-nonprofit-groups-might-raise-questions/

    (6) http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/haunted-by-spirits/5/

    (7) http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/06-18-98/curr4.htm

    (8) http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/17/us/mecham-acquitted-of-concealing-loan.html

    (9) http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=456

    (10) http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/weekly-updates/more-irs-smoking-gun-emails/

    (11) http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/21/us/2000-campaign-arizona-ties-beer-baron-powerful-publisher-put-mccain-political.html

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      William Heuisler,
      Your email address, not your Facebook page, is what is needed for comments to appear. More than a single link also places comments in moderation. Your information is good, but far too lengthy for most people to read. It also drives other commenters away since their views will be buried. We appreciate your comments, but please try to keep them concise. This is not the place for cut and pastes.

    • MacBeth says:

      This guy is pushihg his own book! He could put in a few facts and a link to Amazon instead of putting half of the book in the comment section where discussion takes place.

  3. State Delegate says:

    the Senate Conservatives Fund needs to do more than lamely ask conservatives to sign a petition. It needs to back Dr. Kelli Ward or it loses all credibility. If they’re waiting for Matt Salmon to enter the race, they’ll be sadly mistaken. He will not challenge McCain. David Schweikert already said he wouldn’t get in the intra – party fray. Trent Franks has a safe seat. Ditto Paul Gosar. Martha McSally was just elected and is nothing more than McCain in drag.

  4. jon jensen says:

    Ok start putting your money where your typing fingers are. She will need lots and lots of money.

    • MacBeth says:

      Yes, she will need a lot of money, since McCain has millions and will use his stash as he has in the past against those who have the temerity to challenge him. He plays fast and loose with the truth employing, dirty techniques. The Arizona Republic aids and abets him. They’ve assigned him his own reporter who gives him the softest coverage and has done so for years.

      But let’s not forget the David and Goliath race we saw just last year when arrogant Congressman Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, was brought down by an anti-establishment political novice and economics professor David Brat. Cantor lost by 12-points.  And Brat was outspent by Cantor 40 to 1. It was a pleasure to watch!!

  5. LD 28 voter says:

    Well I tried to donate to Kelii Wards website, but it doesn’t like me being RETIRED !

    She needs a new web designer. Light Blue on WHITE is hard to see.

    Needless to say, I couldn’t donate. May try later

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      LD 28 voter,
      This glitch was the fault of Seeing Red AZ, not the Ward for Senate campaign. We were linked to the exploratory committee, which is outdated. The donation link in this post has now been updated to take donors directly to the new senatorial campaign. Please do try again.

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    This ad is a great start. Sen. Ward has nailed it, point by point, in describing how AZ has been abandoned in DC. I have had the honor of meeting Sen. Ward and speaking with her, and am impressed that she is the real thing. I have spoken with people who have worked with her in the Legislature, and who describe her dedication and honesty with enthusiasm. She is very familiar with all the issues we face, because she and her family live them every day, just like US. And she has been fighting those issues every day in the state legislature, fighting for US.

    I now urge all AZonans to $upport Sen. Ward, starting immediately. We need to be able to counter the tens of millions of dollars of false ads that Juan McTraitor and his dimocrat Mexifornia super-PACs will be throwing at US. And don’t be distracted by the false “conservatives” who will slither out to split the primary vote for McTraitor’s gain.

    I also urge all AZonans to disregard with disdain the clamoring of the AZ McGOP for open primaries and for a huge field of sham candidates in this primary. If you are a real conservative, work for Kelli Ward. Sen. Ward has the guts, experience and the character to fight the fight and do the job. She has earned our loyalty and our $upport. Now it is time for US to focus on having her get the job done in DC.

    Sen. Kelli Ward 2016

    God bless America.

  7. Wayne Thomas says:

    Seeing Red AZ, is this true?…

    PatriotHQ: Sonoran Alliance and Seeing Red Arizona endorse Clair Van Steenwyk for U.S. Senate 2016 – ${short_link, Good Point. God Bless You— Clair Van Steenwyk (@vanussenate) June 20, 2015

  8. Wayne Thomas says:

    I think it be wise to save a screenshot of Van Steenwyk’s tweet, lest it, shall we say, disappear?

  9. Wayne Thomas says:

    This is Van Steenwyk’s reply to my calling him out on his tweet saying Seeing Red AZ endorsed him…

    Wayne; The comments made by them is for me an endorsement and most of the people that read it get the meaning of what I said, sorry if it’s caused you some discomfort. Your misunderstood with all due respect, personally wish you’d of asked exactly what was meant before commenting, also the original after looking at it was put up on a Patriot Hq site after looking at the tweet. God Bless You; Van