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Republican Martha McSally submits 13,800 signatures for US Senate ballot

May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM | Updated: 7:57 pm

(AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)...

(AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

(AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

PHOENIX — Arizona Rep. Martha McSally said she submitted 13,800 signatures to run on the Republican ticket of the U.S. Senate ballot in Arizona on Tuesday.

That’s well over the minimum 6,223 needed to get her name on the ballot.

“It’s my mission to fight the fights that must be won for Arizona,” McSally said in a press release. “The support my campaign’s received in such a short amount of time is truly humbling.

“The last five months I’ve crisscrossed the state — from Tucson to Phoenix, Prescott to Flagstaff, Safford to Bullhead City — and we’re just getting started.”

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state Sen. Kelli Ward have also announced they submitted signatures to run on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate.

The winner of the August primary would face either U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who also submitted her signatures Tuesday, or civil rights activist and immigration attorney Deedra Abboud, in the November election.

They are running for Jeff Flake’s spot in the Senate.

The deadline to file petitions for the Aug. 28 primaries is 5 p.m. Wednesday. The general election will be held Nov. 6.

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Republican Martha McSally submits 13,800 signatures for US Senate ballot