CLEVELAND — Dr. Kelli Ward, the former Arizona state senator who is challenging Sen. John McCain in the August Republican primary, said Tuesday that Donald Trump will help in her quest to unseat the five-term incumbent.
In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Scott Greer, Dr. Ward said, “I think that Donald Trump helps me. I think he harms Senator McCain, which is why he’s fighting so fiercely against them.” She paused for a second before amending, “Well, not fiercely – I don’t know how fierce he can even fight at this point.”
Ward said that Arizona deserved better representation than its two senators, McCain and Jeff Flake. Flake, a first-term senator, recently called for the purging of GOP members that support Trump.
Calling for new leadership, Ward said, “If the same people get into Washington, D.C., we’re going to have the same, or worse, results with our border. There is a large contingency on the people on both the Republican and Democrat side that want an open border: one side for votes, one side for cheap labor.”