Two former 2016 GOP Senate candidates have a lot to say. In two exclusive interviews, Cactus Politics spoke with Alex Meluskey and Kelli Ward, and gaining a unique look at the 2016 campaign, as well as the possible political future for both of these two politicos.
“As a PC (precinct committeeman) I HAVE to back Republicans. I cannot support or advocate for Democrats in any way, shape or form”-Alex Meluskey
“We (Arizona) are not a red state, we are a pink state at best!”
“I will be voting for Mr. Trump. This is a critical election and we are on the verge of losing our American way of life. Our 1A, 2A, & 4A rights are under attack. A Hillary Clinton presidency is bad for our country and for the world for too many reasons to elaborate here.”-Kelli Ward
“Voters can exercise their free will at the ballot box. Tens of thousands of people who supported me want real change in DC. I would never presume to tell them how to vote.”
@kelliwardaz I’m writing in Kelli Ward neither McCain or Kirkpatrick are worthy of my vote??
— DeZarn (@azrzdbyokie) October 11, 2016
I don’t know any Republican in my family voting for John McCain in the general. They are either writing in Kelli Ward or voting Kirkpatrick.
— Austin Smith (@AZAustin43) October 12, 2016
“People have asked about writing me in. I’ve let people know that they can write me in; however, I let them know that I cannot win because I am not an official write in candidate. It is humbling to know that so many people still believe that we can change DC and that they have faith and trust in me to be the person to do it.”
“I haven’t decided what I am going to do in my political future. Right now I am concentrating on helping Donald Trump win the presidency… I have always supported Congressman Gosar. As I mentioned in your previous question, I haven’t decided what political path I might follow other than to continue to fight for the liberty and freedom that make this country so great.-Kelli Ward“I would hope one of our great congressmen step up”-Alex Meluskey
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