Kelli Ward has been criticized for the assumption that McCain’s pre-damage timed announcement of your campaign

FILE: Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions to the state Capitol in Phoenix


Hours before Senator John McCain is on Saturday, Republicans are looking for Arizona, the other U.S. Senate seat, suggested that his family were his earlier announcement that he went to the end of the had cancer, to violate timed your campaign.

Former state sen Kelli Ward, lost a primary to McCain to run in from the right in 2016 and is now trying to win the GOP nomination for retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat, made the proposal in response to a Facebook post by a campaign aide.

According to screenshots of the conversation, political Reporter posted on Twitter of Arizona, the Adjutant, Jonathan Williams, asked me whether it was “just a coincidence” that the announcement of McCain at the end of the medical treatment of the day Ward came to start a country-wide bus tour, your big push before Tuesday’s primary.

The congregation responded: “I think that you wanted a specific narrative, which is a negative for me.”

After your response, Tweeted out was, Ward deleted the post and replaced it with a claim that the media was zusammenbrauend a story.

Now, more than ever, Arizonans are ready to send a bold, authentic #America first champion in the U.S. Senate. The days of the GOP establishment over keeps a vice grip on our Stand! The voters will not be led back behind the light. On Aug 28, let’s Make Arizona Great! #AZSEN #VoteWard

— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) August 22, 2018

Aaron borders, an Arizona lobbyist and ex-Vice-Chairman of the Maricopa County GOP, said the comment on his Facebook page, The Washington Post said that the Church “should not say that. Leave it alone. [McCain] is not even an opponent. This is about as narcissistic as it gets”

“I said, again and again, to pray for Senator McCain and his family,” Ward. “These decisions are horrible to have to make. I feel compassion for him and his family as they go through this.”

McCain, a war hero who survived five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, served three decades in Congress and was died to be the Republican party candidate for President in 2008, on Saturday. He was 81 years old.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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