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Arizona legislator considers primary challenge to McCain

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City. (Source: CBS 5 News)

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City. (Source: CBS 5 News)

A conservative Republican two-term state legislator from western Arizona says she is considering a possible primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016.

KPNX-TV reports that state Sen. Kelli Ward said in a statement Sunday night that she’s been approached by many Arizonans urging her to run for Senate. Ward said she’s listening and speaking with people and that a Senate candidacy “is something under active consideration.”

The Lake Havasu City physician was first elected to the Legislature in 2012. She was re-elected in November.

Republican U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon and David Schweikert also have been mentioned as potential primary challengers to McCain. He has said he probably will run for a sixth Senate term.

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One comment

  1. Will she take the #MEALERpledge ? If not, she’s no better than McCain or any of the other corrupt elected officials. The #MEALERpledge is their opportunity to set things right and end the corruption. NOTE: This is the proposed Bill that JL MEALER will offer to the Senate and Congress in an Emergency session in January 2017, 115th Congress.
    If your favorite elected official does not take it and agree with this pledge, they must be fired.
    http://jlmealer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/GovernmentFraudBill-MEALER.pdf

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