Ad Watch: McSally kicks off Senate campaign

Arizona Rep. announces U.S. Senate campaign

Ad Watch: McSally kicks off Senate campaign

Joining us to talk about Martha McSally and Joe Arpaio running for Senate as well as Gov. Ducey's State of the State address - among other things - are Matthew Benson, former gubernatorial communications director and now a director at Veridus, and former legislative leader Chad Campbell, currently a senior vice president at Strategies 360.

The Republican congresswoman hopes to come out on top in a crowded field of candidates to fill the seat being vacated by Sen.

McSally also compared her own political style to the president, saying in her announcement video, "Like our president, I'm exhausted of PC politicians and their BS excuses".

"That's why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries to get the job done", she added. She retired in 2010 as a full-bird colonel. Kelli Ward and notorious former Maricopa County, Ariz. "Now I'm running for the Senate to fight the fights that must be won". "She opposed Donald Trump as a candidate and has undermined him as president", Ward campaign chair Ed Rollins told Newsweek. Jeff Flake, who announced his plan to retire citing political polarization in Washington.

With control of the narrowly divided Senate at stake, the competition to replace Flake could become one of the year's national marquee races.

Rep. Martha McSally speaks at a rally, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz.

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But while McSally is trying to tie herself to the president now, she refused to endorse his presidential bid, ammunition that her opponents might use to launch their own attacks on the campaign trail.

Earlier this week, she was seated near Trump at his hourlong public discussion with congressional Democrats and Republicans of immigration and border-security issues.

McSally has the backing of the Republican establishment and is expected to formally announce her candidacy later today in Arizona. "It will drain the GOP's resources, demoralize their voters, and expose the flaws in each of their candidates".

A general-election victory by McSally, Ward or Sinema would send Arizona's first woman USA senator to Washington.

She was first elected to the House of Representatives in November 2014 and was re-elected two years later.

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