Kelli Ward is challenging fellow a fellow Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, in the upcoming 2018 GOP primary race. A supporter of President Donald Trump, Ward said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, "I think we do need to mix the mortar to fix the border.” It was thus that she cited a key difference between the incumbent senator and herself. An Arizona state senator and physician, Ward told Fox News, "I haven't been selected by any insider group to represent the state of Arizona." She added, "I've been selected by the people of our state and the people of our country."
Ward claims that she has a history of doing what she promises to her constituents.
President Trump appeared to agree, posting a tweet on August 17, praising Ward. “Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake,” Trump tweeted, “who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He's toxic!” Flake is no fan of the president, having released a book this year that said that the Republican Party is “in denial” about the president.
Her background as a physician, Ward said, has demonstrated to her the inefficiencies of ObamaCare. Ward said that the lack of solutions coming from the Republican-controlled Congress is "appalling."
"Unfortunately for us in Arizona, we don't have a conservative, Republican senator," Ward said about Flake. "We don't have a senator who supports the president at all." Ward challenged incumbent Sen. John McCain in 2016 but lost. Ward lost her challenge to Sen. John McCain in 2016.