Kelli Ward Associated With Conspiracy Theorists And Racists Long Before Mike Cernovich - 2018-08-23
Ward, whose campaign didn't respond to HuffPost's request for comment, last week told an NBC reporter that she needed a hook to draw the media's attention and said on MSNBC that Cernovich "has an audience that we want to reach."
But it's her final stop of the day that has drawn condemnation and questions: She's set to appear at the Pioneer Museum in Phoenix with the "alt-right" provocateur Mike Cernovich , who is best known for promoting the entirely false Pizzagate conspiracy theory .
On Friday, Arizona former state Sen. Kelli Ward is set to continue a statewide tour before Tuesday's GOP primaries, running for the party's nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The stops are fairly routine for a Republican primary: She's in Lake Havasu with some local politicians, at a car dealership in Kingman, then at a gun store in Paulden in the early afternoon.