"I proudly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, I campaigned hard for him here in Arizona, even while several of our state representatives like Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Martha McSally refused to do the same. I am delighted with the incredible strides our country has made under President Trump's leadership, and look forward to what the future holds in store for America with him at the helm. America is finally back - safer, stronger, and prouder than ever!" - Dr. Kelli Ward
Former combat pilot Martha McSally was put off by Donald Trump when he ran for president.
The Republican congresswoman from Tucson called his boasts of sexually assaulting women disgusting. She opposed his plan to stop Muslims from entering the United States. She condemned his threat to ditch European allies.
How quickly things change. In the months since an Arizona seat in the U.S. Senate opened up, McSally has been talking up her chummy visits with Trump. In the Rose Garden. In the Cabinet Room. In the Oval Office.
She is running against two die-hard Trump loyalists in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, and she's out to prove that she backs him as much as they do.
McSally still won't say whether she voted for Trump. "Not your business," she snapped in an interview after belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" onstage at a Republican banquet Friday in Phoenix.