Arizona's Kelli Ward is campaigning with an alt-right troll to prove her love for Trump - 2018-08-20
Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, a Republican who's been focused on her ties to President Trump, has now enlisted a well-known conspiracy theorist and alt-right troll to participate in her campaign.
Pizzagate propagator Mike Cernovich is among the cast of characters — a veritable who's who of far-right personalities — that is scheduled to partake in Ward's upcoming "Road to Victory" campaign tour later this week. The tour, which will also feature an appearance from conservative commentator Tomi Lahren and a video shoutout by Iowa Rep. Steve King, is Ward's last-ditch effort to convince voters of her Trump bona fides as she seeks to fend off challenges from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Rep. Martha McSally.
Ward — who first ran for Senate in a race against John McCain in 2016 — has positioned herself as a Republican molded in Trump's image, who's willing to call bullshit on the establishment and moderates like McCain and Jeff Flake. "We're Through With Lying, Fake 'Conservatives,'" her campaign website emphasizes. Her Twitter account is also dedicated to slamming RINOs (Republicans in name only) and includes frequent attacks on McSally as well as the state's current senators.