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Arizona senator seeking McCain’s US Senate seat to step down

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Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward is set to formally resign her seat to focus on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Ward says in a letter to Senate President Andy Biggs that she will vacate her seat on Tuesday. The Dec. 2 letter says she plans to devote her energy to defeating the five-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

Ward is a physician from Lake Havasu City whose current district spans much of Mohave and all of La Paz counties.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli says he’s hoping he’s chosen to fill the remainder of Ward’s term by the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. He’s already running for the Senate seat next year.

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139 comments

  1. Frankly, it’s long past time for McCain to go. The man has never met a check he didn’t like and his votes and priorities over the years have reflected as much. Thank you, Sir for your service but it time to go.

  2. you guys couldn’t outline some type of differences? McCain is one of the worst senators in the history of the United States. I would like to think someone in Arizona has a soul, but they do keep voting for “songbird,” at some point you have to wonder why. Is it voter fraud or voter incompetence?

  3. ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!!

  4. John needs to hang it up. He is part of the problem.

  5. Anyone but McCain.

  6. Finally! Let me know what I can do.
    6023214967

  7. My vote goes to State Senator Kelli Ward. someone who can unseat the enemy traitor, John McCain. It is beyond me how someone whose fully documented cooperation with the North Vietnamese during his captivity can even be considered by anyone for the prestigious job of being a U. S. Senator. He continues to call for sending our young men and women in uniform to continue the Banker’s war in the Middle East. Maybe he should go over there and fight by their sides.

  8. Please Please Please Arizona Remove Progressive Senator John McCain. We are tired of getting kicked in the gut by him.

    Signed Republicans Everywhere

  9. All she has to say on the campaign trail over and over is: McCain = Rino, McCain = Rino

  10. I would vote for an aging gila monster before I would vote for McCain.

  11. Time for McCain to move on. He is another rino that needs to be replaced.

  12. McCain must be removed from office, he is a flaming RINO who does more harm than good.

  13. Good luck to her.

  14. Dear Arizona:

    Please, please, PLEASE redeem yourselves by voting for this woman.

    signed,

    The Rest of the United States

  15. Right off the bat I have to wonder what nasty c&#p is McCain going to start saying about her. The nasty C&#p he said about JD Hayworth stands out clearly in my mind.

  16. I hope she beats this traitor of the American people. We have a whole lot of traitors in Congress.

  17. Its about stinking time we purged RINOs out of Washington.

  18. Go Kelli go. It is past time to retire that pant load.

  19. It’s about time someone of stature made a move to unseat John “the RINO” McCain ! The rest of the country has wondered just how much longer the good republicans of AZ would stomach this tool of the democrats ? Arizona and the senate deserve better than this very well financed and controlled sell out.
    I may now reside in FL but at on time was a proud resident of Mesa AZ and part of me never left .

  20. Vote all RINOs into extinction!

  21. Anyone but this old sell out career politician.

  22. C’mon, AZ. Do the right thing. You should have retired Bilbo McCain decades ago.

  23. maam you have a nation of backers! it is time to get people in congress who plan on actually trying to fix what these people have done these last 50+ years to a once thriving empire for greed and corruption! empires come and go in history and the main reason for falling is the greed and corruption of it’s government

  24. I wish I could vote for her!

  25. McCain has served the country and should now enjoy retirement.

  26. If she’s a viable statewide candidate she should be waiting to take Fidel Castro’s lackey down. Jeff Flake is definitely the senator Arizona could do without.

  27. I think Kelli can win this: THE CONSTITUTION, the Border, the Vets, Gun rights, Lower Taxes and lots of tough talk.. Never back down. It’s time for him to go…

  28. Juanita Broaddrick's Lip

    Please primary McCain! He’s way past his expiration date!

  29. I’m interested in hearing more about this woman. IF she’s not a flaming Rhino (like McCain and his sidekick, Lindsey Graham) I’ll be sending her some money

  30. She has my vote…

  31. GO WARD!!! Boot McLame!

  32. Good! Nasty old man McCain who insults his own conservatives has got to go!

  33. Senator McCain, thanks for your service but please GO AWAY!

  34. She’s in favor of common core and will fight to keep it oppressing our children.

  35. Dear State Sen Ward,
    You have my support. Time for this wretched, good-for-nothing, Democrat suck-up – RINO- McCain to go.
    Please let us know where to send my $$$ support. Take McCain out.

  36. Hope she gets a win. I think the maverick went lame somewhere along the way.

  37. Yes. McCain better lose.

  38. Ms. Ward, where can I send my donation for your primary campaign ?

  39. Great news, she’s got my vote….any Republican but McCain.

  40. It would be nice if Arizonans would elect a true Republican instead of a RINO like McCain. When he was running for President I got a robocall from him where he called himself a “Reagan conservative”… scary thing is people believed it.

  41. Where do I send my donation?

  42. please AZ voters, please send McCain into retirement!!!! 30 years in the Senate is way too long for any of them. He has helped destroy the Repub Party, initiating wars in Ukraine and Syria and Illegal Invasion here at home with his Amnesty.

    To paraphrase Oliver Cromwell’s speech to the Rump Parliament:

    You have sat here too long for any good you have done here. In the name of God, go!

  43. Anybody would be better than that old warmonger, 2-faced, angry codger.

  44. we can only hope she wins. mccain has become a progressive, anti-liberty embarrassment

  45. Come on AZ anyone but McLame!! He has lied and betrayed us so many times it’s not possible to count them at this point. He is a RINO and bucks anything conservative ( till its election time then he is a hawk and wants a wall and to repeal obomacare) then he is elected and we are crazies wacko birds, the nuts.. Need I say more who the hell insults their base? Oh he does and does it every time he can get

  46. Arizona voters: what is wrong with you?! You elect the creepy Juan McCain decade after decade. And he does nothing but lie to the voters.

  47. McCain has been Senator since 1987 and in that time he has done nothing to fix the illegal immigrant problem, the VA hospitals got worse under his watch; we went to Iraq under his approval and thousands of our troops were killed for a lie. He is an idiot not a hero.

    I forget, when was the last war we won?

    “Anybody can be captured. I thought the idea was to capture them. As far as I’m concerned he sat out the war.”

  48. Don’t quit your day job… oh wait, too late.

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