This was published on  You need an account to read the entire artcle.  Use the headline from this to search on their site.  We post this because we posted the same activity by Wendy Rogers who distributed an 8 page "newspaper" pretending it was real news but is only about Wendy since her campaign thought it was a good idea to try to trick voters.  It now seems Kelli Ward is doing the same thing.

Someone along the way commented on Ward's drumbeat to get Arpaio out of the race.  The statement, loosely, went like this:  Trump had  eleven opponents.  Not once did he call for any to drop out.  

We believe every person in America can strive to run for office.  They need only get sufficient signatures to get on the ballot but do not need anyone's permission.  The voters will do the rest.

NOTE:  Pres. Trump has avoided endorsing or supporting anyone in this race but if he did, he may well endorse his friend from day one, Joe Arpaio.  The other two are faking having been on the Trump Train from the beginning.  Thanks to RJ for this report.


Yvonne Wingett Sanchez


Kelli Ward, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is distributing a campaign flyer with a photo of herself standing alongside President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Trump agreed to pose for a photo with Ward during the December 2017 visit but specifically asked that it not be shared, according to a White House official who witnessed the brief exchange but is not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Ward, a former state senator from Lake Havasu City, has been seeking the president’s endorsement since the earliest days of her campaign; she also failed to capture Trump’s endorsement during her unsuccessful 2016 primary challenge of U.S. Sen. John McCain. For nearly a year, Ward has touted a tweet in which Trump invoked her name while slamming U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, who is retiring.

The matter is not trivial: Trump’s blessing could be a crucial factor in the

three-way Republican primary race, which also includes former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Trump political ally, and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, who also has been touting her access to Trump on the campaign trail.

So far, Trump has not officially endorsed any candidate in the Arizona GOP race.

Early ballots for the primary will be mailed out Wednesday.

Prior to emailing questions Monday afternoon to Ward’s campaign spokesman about her use of the photo, The Arizona Republic could find no other instances in which the photo of Ward and Trump was shared.

Monday evening — after her campaign exchanged emails with The Republic about whether Ward had permission to distribute the photo — Ward blasted out the photo of her with Trump on Twitter, along with a tweet he posted in August 2017.

Ward wrote in the tweet that she thanks God every day for Trump and “the amazing job he is doing” to “Make America Great Again,” a nod to the president’s 2016 campaign slogan.

Zachery Henry, Ward’s spokesman, said in an emailed statement that the White House official’s description of the “photograph/conversation” was inaccurate.

“Dr. Ward is quite proud to have spent time with the President and received his tweet of encouragement last year,” Henry wrote, adding that the other two GOP candidates are playing up their own relationships with Trump.

The White House’s press office did not respond to a request for comment.

A person familiar with the operations of the Trump campaign said in a written statement Thursday that the president “likes all of the candidates in the race very much” and looks forward to supporting the Republican nominee in the general election.

“President Trump has not endorsed anyone in the GOP Senate primary in Arizona and any photos or other general expressions of support shouldn’t be read as such,” the person wrote.

The small photo on Ward’s flyer appears on the left-hand corner of a onepage primer illustrating the differences between Ward and rival McSally, of Tucson.

McSally is the best-funded Republican in the primary, and polls show her leading. She is currently on the air with ads using sound bites from Trump praising her as “the real deal” and “tough.”

The picture could imply Ward has landed an endorsement she does not have in a race where Trump’s approval is the most coveted endorsement of all.

The flyer’s photo is accompanied by the August 2017 tweet from Trump that blasted Flake, who condemned the nastiness of Republican politics in the era of Trump in announcing he would not seek re-election.

“Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a nonfactor in Senate,” Trump’s tweet said. “He’s toxic!”

Trump’s tweet has been featured on the campaign’s social-media pages for the past 11 months, Henry wrote.

“... and we’re quite proud of it,” Henry wrote. “Especially considering our two GOP opponents have received no such public encouragement from the President.”

Ward’s flyer added a speech bubble that pointed to Trump’s tweet.

The bubble said, “AND ‘Martha McSally is Worse than Jeff Flake,’ ” a reference to a headline from an opinion story published on the politically conservative website

Ward’s campaign flyer was distributed to voters at a Republican women’s club event last week.

For many of these voters, candidates’ loyalty to Trump is the key to their vote.

They are fed up with Arizona’s two senators, McCain and Flake, whose animosity with Trump began in 2015, soon after Trump announced his presidential bid.

All of the candidates for the GOP primary are touting their relationship with Trump in campaign ads, during media interviews and in stump speeches.

If elected, Ward pledged to help the president build a wall along the U.S.Mexico border and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“Strongly supports President Trump and is a true advocate for the America First agenda — proudly voted for him in 2016,” her campaign flyer said, in attempting to draw a contrast with McSally.

McSally did not endorse Trump in the 2016 election — and may not have voted for him.

Follow the reporter on Twitter @yvonnewingett and on Facebook. Reach her at yvonne.wingett@arizona

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Walter, I kinda figured that facts as you view them it would be a waste of typing bits to get in a tit for tat with you. 

You will I think believe you are always right, I'm I right?


I'm not infallible. I try to always deal with facts. If you have some that prove I'm wrong in what I say please bring them to the table. Though I will be 86 within the month I hope I'm not to old to learn. But until I see facts that contradict those I site I must stand by them as I see America's problem as being too many people failing to acknowledge the importance of James 4:17 and to do what is right. Let's face it; we have alternated giving power to the two major parties and what have we got? More of the same; perhaps because we have deluded ourselves into thinking the next person we elect in one of them will be different.  

Walter, I pickup from your post that you are trying to convey sincerity. Congrats ahead of time for your B'day this month. Reaching 86 is a milestone to be celebrated and proud of.

I remain with my stance in that I do not wish to get into a tit for tat with you.


I find "tit for tats" to be healthy so long as the parties can agree to disagree agreeable. We learn from them so don't be afraid to engage in them. One and hopefully both of us could learn from an exchange of thoughts.

Walter, You are assuming I am afraid to get engaged with a tit for tat with you so it seems. Couldn't be further from reality. I choose to engage in tit for tats when I feel the tit for tat is worth my energy. Energy level is measured by me for myself on just how much research is required as well for me to make counter arguments.

Sometimes I just choose not to do it for many reasons of my own.

Good try on your part though.

Sheriff Joe was great in his day, but now he is just an embittered spoiler who is enabling the GOPe candidate McSally.  Her  voting record in the House has been dismal, apparently driven by Boehner, McCain, and Ryan.  By taking away votes from the most Trump-like candidate (Kelli Ward), he is only helping the Establishment GOP.  Dr. Ward is the only trustworthy candidate from a Conservative and/or Constitutionalist POV.  No more McCain- and Flake-type RINOs from Arizona!

Mike you are a smart voter. Yes "No more McCain- and Flake-type RINOs from Arizona!".

Mike, have you checked Ward's votes in the short term she was in the Senate?  Dismal.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not a fan of McSally or even Joe at this point.

But the facts are the facts and it's making hard for me to vote in that race at all but I will vote for the candidate who has the best chance to defeat Sinema. That is the name of the game, after all.  Primaries only settle who the nominee is not who can best win the race.


Honestly, I was peeved that Arpaio chose to run for the same seat as Kelli Ward and was hoping he'd switch to run for McCain's seat.  Sorry, Joe, THAT was stupid especially when it looked like Kelli was going to take Flake's seat.  Well, he didn't change and it speaks well that Kelli didn't make her displeasure very public.  So, I have no problem that she has President Trump's face on a flyer........ but maybe SHE should switch to take McCain's spot away from Mrs Disaster.

Larry, When McCain passes on to meet his maker Ducey I bet will appoint a placeholder until such time Ducey will then run for senator. Just a thought!

Perhaps Ducey would make a better senator than a governor.  At least it would get him out of the State.



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