Martha McSally Is Ready To Take On Joe Arpaio For Jeff Flake’s Senate Seat

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Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally officially announced her bid for U.S. Senate in a video released Friday morning.

The two-term Arizona congresswoman described herself as the opposite of an establishment candidate in her announcement video, where she spoke about securing the border and also strongly advocated for religious freedom, saying she would not bow down to  Sharia law. McSally also told GOP politicians to “grow a pair of ovaries.”

McSally, a retired Air Force Colonel and A-10 fighter pilot, will be running against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state Sen. Kelli Ward for the seat of current Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who announced he would not be seeking re-election in October. (RELATED: Jeff Flakes! Will Not Seek Re-Election)


“Like our president, I’m tired of PC politicians and their BS excuses,” McSally said in the video. “I’m a fighter pilot and I talk like one. That’s why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done,” she continued. “After taking out terrorists in combat, the liberals in the Senate won’t scare me one bit.”

In the announcement video, McSally also featured comments from President Donald Trump, who called her “the real deal” and “tough.”

The first female fighter pilot to fly a combat mission, will reportedly be flying herself across the state of Arizona to announce her candidacy to voters in Tucson, Phoenix and Prescott.

McSally is statistically tied with Arpaio in the Arizona Senate race, according to a poll released Wednesday.


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