ARIZONA: Bannon-Backed Pro-Trump Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Celebrates Jeff Flake’s Exit Announcement

The Hill reports:

Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward (R), who was polling ahead of Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in the GOP primary before he announced he wouldn’t run for reelection, touted her chances of being elected in 2018 in a Fox News interview today.

“We need new leadership, new GOP leadership in Washington, D.C., and I look forward to being a part of that class of 2019 who was putting the America First agenda out in the forefront, and a policy that we create to secure the border, to stop illegal immigration, to get rid of Obamacare, to fix the tax code, to grow the economy, and to make sure our military is the strongest in the world so that we have peace through strength,” she told Fox News host Martha McCallum.

Ward has the support of the pro-Trump group Great America Alliance, and has the endorsement of former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon. But Republicans consider Ward too controversial to be a successful general election candidate. A Republican super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday argued Ward will not be the Republican nominee in the 2018 election to replace Flake.

Below is the GOP super PAC’s attack ad.