Arizona GOP Re-Elects Kelli Ward As Chair, Votes To Censure Republicans Who Criticized Trump

The Arizona Republican State Party voted Saturday to re-elect Kelli Ward as chairwoman and moved to censure several state Republicans who had publicly criticized former President Donald Trump, such as former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Cindy McCain, the widow of former Senator John McCain, as well the state’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey over his emergency orders to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Ward narrowly won her re-election bid 51.5% to 48.5%.

AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward wins her re-election on the second ballot, she won 51.5% to 48.5%, according to spox. Ahead of the vote Ward played a video of Trump urging committee members to vote for her. Ward is often critical of Az Gov. Doug Ducey or GOP establishment.

— Eliza Collins
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