With 12,000 signatures, Kelli Ward officially on U.S. Senate ballot
PHOENIX — Former state Sen. Kelli Ward is officially on the ballot for U.S. Senate.
On Friday, she tweeted a picture with boxes, volunteers and a message.
With family, amazing volunteers, & staff by my side, I filed over 12,000 petition signatures today – we are officially on the ballot for US Senate! Join our winning team today https://t.co/lV0XNkBjAM #TeamWard #AZSEN pic.twitter.com/e6iWeXXV9I
— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) May 2, 2018
Ward, running for U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat, first announced her candidacy in 2016 after losing a primary race to U.S. Sen. John McCain.
After Flake declared he would not run, Ward tweeted that Arizona voters “deserve” a stronger conservative in the Senate.
Arizona voters are the big winner in @JeffFlake‘s decision to not seek reelection. They deserve a strong, conservative in the Senate 1/2
— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) October 24, 2017
Ward, former sheriff Joe Arpaio and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally are the Republican candidates for the Senate seat. The winner of the primary will likely face Democratic U.S. Rep Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.