Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) announced Friday morning that she will run for the Senate seat incumbent Sen.
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". "I recently made one myself, and I wanted my friends in Tucson to be the first to know".
"That's why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done", she added. She retired in 2010 as a full-bird colonel. Kelli Ward and notorious former Maricopa County, Ariz.
"Let me just say, I speak a little salty behind closed doors at times as well and so I am not going to throw the first stone on using any language".
McSally co-sponsored an immigration plan released by House conservatives this week that would reduce legal immigration levels by 25 percent, block federal grants to "sanctuary cities" and restrict the number of relatives that immigrants already in the US can bring here.
One thing is clear, a Republican can't win a primary without expressing support for Trump.
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President Donald Trump said that he "probaby [has] a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", the North Korean leader. All parties should work to defuse tensions and promote dialogue, rather than blindly resort to pressure and isolation.
Martha McSally Tries To Hold Off Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio But as she is entering a primary against two people more consistently supportive of Trump, Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio, McSally's political consultants clearly don't want her getting "Flaked".
The district went for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race by 5 points, but Ms. McSally easily won her re-election by 14 points that same year. The bill, which is unlikely to survive the GOP-controlled Senate, also provides temporary legal status for young immigrants enrolled in DACA.
"Like in almost every other state facing a Senate election this cycle, the Arizona Republican primary will be nasty, expensive and very long", David Bergstein, a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman said Friday in a written statement.
"I absolutely refused to bow down to Sharia law", she said in the video referencing her successful challenge to a military policy that required her to wear an Islamic robe over her Air Force uniform. After 8 years of fighting, I won my battle for the religious freedom of American service women.
She added, "After taking on terrorists in combat, the liberals in the Senate won't scare me one bit".
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said Friday that Republicans are already in better shape than Democrats in Rep. Martha McSally's competitive district even without an incumbent.
McSally is the only "truly viable candidate" so far, said Jay Heiler, a Republican who has been considering jumping into the race. "They really embrace him".