Vigorously moving conservative mission forward
Breitbart News reports that Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-LD 5) has announced she will resign her elected position, effective Dec. 15, to devote full-time efforts to defeating John McCain in the Aug 30 Republican primary election.
Sen. Kelli Ward released the following statement on Wednesday:
I entered this race because I knew we needed a strong, bold, fearless and fresh voice representing the interests of Arizonans in Washington DC and replace John McCain. Before I entered the race, I waged battles in the Arizona State Senate as Mohave County’s elected advocate for consistent Conservative values. I retained those values on a state level by successfully authoring 19 major bills and never giving up the fight as federal interests constantly battered us at our doorstep, forcing DC legislation down Arizona throats.
I knew this was going to be a tough, hard-fought battle. I’ve prepared for just that scenario. Still, I believed it might be possible to retain my seat and fight the good fight in the state senate chamber. I am now convinced that I can help fight the bigger battle against The Beltway and help resolve the massive failure of the federal government to truly look out for the interests of Arizona by devoting my abilities full-time to defeat John McCain.
I will leave my elective position as Arizona State Senator for District 5 effective December 15. Believe me, I will miss taking on the responsibilities of this important position, authoring important legislation, working with my colleagues, and fighting for the people of my district and the state of Arizona. But, I can be more effective and accomplish those same goals by curbing federal interference and creating an easier pathway for reform in the Arizona legislature as a United States Senator.
I now intend to take that fight forward in my race for the Senate, devoting all my energy to winning the Republican primary in August and the general election in November. John McCain has served far, far too long. Fresh blood is on the way with ingrained conservative principles from a bold, fresh, fearless new voice.
Michelle Moons writing for Breitbart notes an August poll showing Ward leading McCain by nine percent. Ward’s first quarter fundraising numbers are also impressive. Her grassroots campaign raised approximately $525,000. But we can’t be complacent. She needs our help to be and remain competitive. McCain is sitting on huge piles of lobbyist cash and is married to a beer heiress. Ward — an emergency room physician — recently revealed her plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Being able to join with the Conservative Campaign Committee, which recently announced this enthusiastic endorsement of Kelli Ward presents a rare opportunity. Senate terms are six long years. John McCain’s time has come and gone. He has been in D.C. colluding with Democrats for well over three decades and will be 80 by Election Day. Arizonans can do much better. Dr. Kelli Ward provides the chance.