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Steve King Throws His Support Behind Arizona’s Kelli Ward

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King endorsed Kelli Ward for Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate seat Friday morning.

“Dr. Ward will be a fighter for America First policies that prioritize the safety, security, and well-being of the American people. We don’t need any more senators who will go to Washington and compromise on the promises that they made to the voters who elected them,” King said in a written statement.

Ward, the former state senator who lost her primary challenge last year against Arizona Sen. John McCain, is now running against Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the seat of current Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who announced he would not seek re-election in October. (RELATED: Jeff Flakes! Will Not Seek Re-Election)

“We need principled, conservative representatives who will be smart on enforcing border security and cracking down on illegal immigration. I am confident that Dr. Ward is that candidate, and I am proud to endorse her candidacy for U.S. Senate,” King continued in his endorsement.

King and Ward share similar beliefs on immigration, King has been a critic of illegal immigration and has continued to call for congress and the White House to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Steve King Is ‘Very Disappointed’ About Trump’s Inaction On Amnesty)

The GOP primary between Ward, McSally and Arpaio takes place on Aug. 28.

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