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Thread: Campaign Evaluation (2018): Kelli Ward (U.S. Senate, R-AZ)

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    Default Campaign Evaluation (2018): Kelli Ward (U.S. Senate, R-AZ)

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    Candidate Name: Dr. Kelli Ward
    Office Sought: U.S. Senate, Arizona
    Prior Office: AZ State Senator, 5th Legislative District
    Website: http://kelliward.com/

    Social Media:
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    Candidate Profile: On the Issues
    Civil Liberties: Author of Arizona Fourth Amendment Protection Act.
    Constitutional Issues:
    Economic Issues:
    Foreign Policy:
    Social Issues:
    Overall Issues Rating:

    Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
    State: Arizona
    District: N/A
    Incumbent: Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
    Primary Date: August, 2018
    Other Primary Candidates:
    Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties:
    Cook PVI: R+7 (Solid Republican)
    Relevant poll numbers:

    Overall Race Profile Rating:

    Miscellaneous Pros/Cons

    Key strong points: Strong on 4th Amendment.

    Unknown points for further research:

    Possible weak points:

    Possible deal breakers: none

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    Radio Interview with Kelli Ward:

    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in Latest AZ Poll

    by Michelle Moons - 21 Aug 2015

    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, challenging U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), leads the five-term Washington insider for the first time in a poll.

    Her lead stands at nine percent.
    ...
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...n-new-az-poll/
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    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    I definitely want to know more about her.
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    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    She may be better than McCain, but she is a politician's politician.... If I have to listen to her "BFF" Speech one more time, I'm going to suck-start my pistol. She has many unknowns but listening to her speak, she seems like a snake and just another greasy deal-making politician. She REALLY rubs me the wrong way when she speaks.
    There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
    -Major General Smedley Butler, USMC,
    Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
    Author of, War is a Racket!

    It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
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    ABMc
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    Even if she is related to Hitler, I would probably vote for her just to get McCain out.
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    It's either Kelli Ward or Ann Kirkpatrick, probably better Ward

    getting McCain out is reward enough even if she is another Flake

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkob View Post
    It's either Kelli Ward or Ann Kirkpatrick, probably better Ward

    getting McCain out is reward enough even if she is another Flake
    I agree she would be better than McCain and Kirkpatrick... but a small-government freedom-fighter she is NOT.
    There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
    -Major General Smedley Butler, USMC,
    Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
    Author of, War is a Racket!

    It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
    - Diogenes of Sinope

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    suck-start my pistol.
    Ive never heard that one before
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    "A politician will do almost anything to keep their job, even become a patriot" - Hearst

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    I'm curious. How did this one turn out?
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    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    I'm curious. How did this one turn out?
    Doesn't happen until Aug 30th.
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    Kelli Ward interview. Go to the 5:00 mark.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2G_PSpNxWE
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    "Kelli with an "I", because "I" care about the people!" I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    Props for her to go on AJ Show, though.
    There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
    -Major General Smedley Butler, USMC,
    Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
    Author of, War is a Racket!

    It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
    - Diogenes of Sinope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    I had to try to find some more recent polls, because the "new" poll noted was the one mentioned in Breitbart last August. There's really a dearth of recent polling data comparing the two candidates. The lastest I could find was one from January of this year (excerpt is two thirds the way down the page ... and it's a low-sampling poll, and 39% are undecided):
    A telephone poll of 221 Republican voters conducted in January by Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center found McCain leading Ward 47 percent to 11 percent, but 39 percent remained undecided. Three other GOP primary candidates -- Alex Meluskey, David Pizer and Clair Van Steenwyk -- each had 1 percent support. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 6.7 percentage points.

    The same statewide poll found McCain in a close race with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the expected Democratic nominee in the Senate race. It showed McCain at 38 percent and Kirkpatrick at 37 percent, with 25 percent undecided.

    That full sample of 590 registered voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
    The only easy day was yesterday.

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    Dr. Ron Paul endorses Dr. Kelli Ward:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...r-john-mccain/

    "As a physician, you have seen first*hand how ObamaCare has reduced our liberties in just a few short years. During your time as state senator, you have fought to reduce the size of government and restore the liberties of Arizonans. We need to elect more people into the U.S. Senate to stand alongside my son, Rand Paul. Because of your dedication to smaller government and restoring more of our personal liberties, I am proud to endorse your campaign for the U.S. Senate."
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    "War should be Constitutionally approved by Congress and only when national security is clearly at stake." -Dr. Ward

    https://twitter.com/kelliwardaz/stat...40884065218560
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Public Policy Polling (2016-05-17)
    39% ... McCain
    26% ... Ward
    04% ... Meluskey
    03% ... McBean
    02% ... Van Steenwyk
    27% ... Undecided
    He's benefiting from having multiple opponents ... McCain is very strong among moderates, leading Ward 60-10. But among 'somewhat conservative' voters he leads just 34-29, and with 'very conservative' ones he's down 35-28. When you narrow the field down to just a choice between McCain and Ward, it's a tie at 41%. Ward is polling this competitively at this point despite having only 41% name recognition.
    Even if McCain does manage to survive the Republican primary, it's not going to be a walk in the park for him in the general. His overall approval rating is 34/52, and he leads Ann Kirkpatrick only 42/36 in a head to head match up. The race is close despite Kirkpatrick having only 58% name recognition at this point. If Ward advances to the general election it looks like this contest will basically be a toss up- she gets 37% to 35% for Kirkpatrick so it's pretty much a wash.

    One issue that's tricky for McCain right now is the Supreme Court fight. 61% of voters in the state say they support confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland, compared to only 24% who are opposed to them. By a 17 point margin voters say they're less likely to vote for a Senator who opposes hearings- 40% say that stance makes them less likely to vote for someone, compared to only 23% who consider it a positive. But among Republican voters there's 35/44 opposition to hearings, and voters say by a 16 point spread that they're more likely to vote for someone who opposes hearings. So McCain's obstructionism might be helpful in getting him through the primary, but it's a completely different story when you get to the general. For instance independents support hearings, 65/21.
    The only easy day was yesterday.

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    Default McCain is "Directly Responsible" for ISIS

    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Dr. Kelli Ward @kelliwardaz

    .@ariellekopec @RLibertyCaucus @Rebekah_2016 @ThomasMassieKY @RandPaul @RobManess I'm endorsed by Ron Paul & proud!
    ...
    https://twitter.com/kelliwardaz/stat...07649865871362
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Seems like there should be more discussion about her. What's her record like as a state senator in Arizona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBounding View Post
    Seems like there should be more discussion about her.

    Good video. Who knew that she was at LPAC and Ron had mentioned her back then?
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    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
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    Gun Owners of America Endorses Dr. Kelli Ward to oust John McCain:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...d-john-mccain/

    Gun Owners of America (GOA) just released a radio ad that will run statewide in Arizona, urging voters to support Kelli Ward and end the senatorial run of “gun-grabbing globalist” John McCain. ...



    http://gunowners.org/new08022016.htm
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Default Dr. Ward: "McCain is directly responsible for ISIS"

    Dr. Kelli Ward, "John McCain is directly responsible for the rise of ISIS."

    "John McCain is “directly responsible” for the rise of ISIS. Without his dangerously distracted foreign policy, we would not have this ruthless Islamic extremist organization that crucifies children, systematically rapes women, oppresses Christians, and throws homosexuals off rooftops.

    Libya and Iraq would not be the “Harvard of terrorism” they are now if it were not for his knee-jerk, trigger-happy foreign policy of promiscuously arming the supposedly moderate militants he says he is “intimate with” and overthrowing stable, albeit unsavory regimes. He even wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years and joked about risking military lives to “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” Even George W. Bush and Tony Blair have admitted that the 2003 invasion of Iraq created a vacuum which allowed jihadist ideologies to flourish. Our open border has given those emboldened elements access to our country and our citizens. McCain has been complicit in all of it."

    https://causes.anedot.com/ward-for-senate?sc=home
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Default Melusky Suspends Campaign providing opening for defeat of McCain

    McCain's greatest hope has been that the anti-McCain vote is divided.

    Alex Melusky, however, has now stepped aside suspending his campaign to enable Dr. Ward to defeat McCain.

    Meluskey:
    “I made it very clear from the outset that if I was not in a position to win this race, I would do what is best for our state, and for our country, and step aside before voting began”, he stated. “That is why effective today, I am suspending my campaign and therefore I am not presently a candidate for the U.S. Senate. I am keeping my promise to the people of Arizona in order to clear the way for the defeat of John McCain”.

    http://meluskey.nationbuilder.com/press_release_campaign
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
    "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Many political observers expect McCain to easily advance to the November election. Legitimate polling in the state is lacking, and the only head-to-head poll measuring McCain versus Ward, in late January, showed McCain so far ahead that another poll hasn't been done.
    I'd like to see a newer poll. SHe is lightyears better than Songbird McCain. But McCain has millions more than her in funds.

    McCain has a history of fighting off primary challenges from the right. In 2010, he trounced conservative stalwart Rep. J.D. Hayworth by 24 percentage points.

    McCain has been spending his vast war chest on the Democrat in line to challenge him if he knocks off Ward and Van Steenwyk in the primary. He had $5.8 million in the bank June 30, compared with just $240,000 for Ward.
    http://www.havasunews.com/news/mccai...642a68351.html
    There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
    -Major General Smedley Butler, USMC,
    Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
    Author of, War is a Racket!

    It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
    - Diogenes of Sinope

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
    McCain's greatest hope has been that the anti-McCain vote is divided.

    Alex Melusky, however, has now stepped aside suspending his campaign to enable Dr. Ward to defeat McCain.

    Meluskey:
    “I made it very clear from the outset that if I was not in a position to win this race, I would do what is best for our state, and for our country, and step aside before voting began”, he stated. “That is why effective today, I am suspending my campaign and therefore I am not presently a candidate for the U.S. Senate. I am keeping my promise to the people of Arizona in order to clear the way for the defeat of John McCain”.

    http://meluskey.nationbuilder.com/press_release_campaign
    This is good news! Are the ballots printed yet? Has voting by mail started?
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    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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