Former presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul has endorsed Dr. Kelli Ward over the 30-year incumbent Sen. John McCain in the U.S. Senate election in Arizona.
In an open letter written to Dr. Ward, Paul says:
As a physician, you have seen first hand how Obamacare has reduced our liberties in just a few short years. During your time as state senator, you have fought to reduce the size of government and restore the liberties of Arizonans. We need to elect more people into the U.S. Senate to stand alongside my son, Rand Paul. Because of your dedication to smaller government and restoring more of our personal liberties, I am proud to endorse your campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Ward applauded the endorsement and replied with an attack on McCain:
The “Ron Paul Revolution” has inspired a new generation to fight for America’s founding principles. Younger voters especially are astounded that Senator McCain has been in DC for $17.5 trillion of the $19 trillion national debt, voting for at least 21 debt ceiling increases along the way. My strong record of standing up to the leadership of both parties to dramatically reduce the size of government and return to constitutional principles is attracting them to our team.
The primary election will be held on August 30, 2016, and when matched up head to head in a mid-May Public Policy Polling survey, Ward and McCain were tied 41-41.