KELLI WARD ARIZONA STATE CHAIR gives Veterans for America First’s Stan Fitzgerald updates on key races with our Trump endorsed / Veterans for America First endorsed candidates.
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Kelli Ward (née Kaznoski; born January 25, 1969) is an American osteopathic physician and politician who has served as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party since 2019. She served in the Arizona State Senate from 2013 to 2015.
She challenged incumbent Senator John McCain in the Republican primary for the United States Senate in 2016. Resigning from the state senate to focus on the race, Ward was defeated 51% to 39%. She ran in the 2018 Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate, initially against Jeff Flake, and then against Martha McSally, after Flake’s decision not to seek re-election. Ward was defeated by McSally in the Republican primary.
She became chair of the Arizona Republican Party in 2019. After the 2020 United States presidential election, in which incumbent President Donald Trump lost in 25 states, including Arizona, she filed lawsuits seeking to nullify the state’s election results.