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2018 Senate Candidate says “Trump Travel Executive Order puts Rights of Citizens First”

Kelli Ward is challenging incumbent Senator Jeff Flake for the U.S. Senate seat up in the August 2018 Republican Primary. Ward, a physician and former State Senator from Lake Havasu City, held John McCain to just 51 percent of the vote in her 2016 race against the 30-year incumbent.

Trump “correct in standing up for American national security”

Tempe, AZ – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward today hailed President Trump’s Executive Order concerning travel from countries deemed to be state sponsors of terrorism. “President Trump is correct in standing up for American national security through a tough executive order putting the rights of Americans to be safe from terrorism ahead of the non-existent ‘rights’ of those who think they are entitled to enter our country,” Ward, a physician who previously served in the Arizona State Senate, said.

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In a prepared statement and video from her campaign, Ward noted that the FBI is investigating more than 300 refugees for possible terrorism ties. “Taxpayer dollars are being used to investigate people who may not even have been in the US had enhanced vetting procedures been in place,” added Ward. “People who want to travel to the US from countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, countries that harbor terrorists from groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda and countries without the ability to vet their own citizens must be scrutinized prior to entering our country.”

“I fully support the President’s prudent actions to make America safe again,” Ward said.


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Dr. Kelli Ward

Dr. Kelli Ward has lived in Arizona since 1999. She is a military wife, the mom of three awesome children (now young adults), a family physician, a business owner, a former AZ State Senator, and she ran for the US Senate in 2016 against John McCain. She brings real life experience to politics. Kelli grew up in West Virginia and went on to Duke University where she got her Bachelor of Science degree. She loved being a Blue Devil especially since they won their first national basketball championship while she was there! She left NC after college and returned to WV for medical school. She and her husband, Colonel Michael P. Ward, D.O., met during medical school and have had a storybook romance that continues today. After their residency training in Michigan, the family moved to Arizona and they haven't looked back.

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