Bannon, Ingraham Show For Ward Fundraiser

Steve Bannon joins Laura Ingraham at Dr. Kelli Ward fundraiser in Scottsdale

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon made an appearance on Tuesday at a fundraiser for U.S Senate candidate Kelli Ward. Talk-show host Laura Ingraham was the headliner for the event at the Scottsdale Hilton.

Ward is challenging Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican Primary.

Bannon captured the crowd when he said that if given the choice “of being governed by the first hundred people that showed up tonight for this rally or the top hundred partners at Goldman Sachs, I would take the first hundred people here.”

A small statewide Arizona survey of 400 likely Arizona 2018 General Election voters shows Republican incumbent Senator Jeff Flake twelve points behind his primary Republican opponent Kelli Ward and eight points behind prospective Democratic opponent U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9).

In August, one of the largest Republican organizations in Arizona sent letters of censure to senators John McCain and Flake. The SaddleBrooke Republican Club (SBRC) acted on the unanimous vote of its membership to censure the most unpopular members of congress.

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The big day for the Ward campaign was marred by two former Ward campaign staffers. Chief strategist Dustin Stockton, and press secretary Jennifer Lawrence, who recently left the Ward campaign, issued an apology for “helping legitimize” her candidacy.

“Dustin and I began helping Kelli when she ran against John McCain in 2016,” said Lawrence in a press release. “Over the years we advocated for her with grassroots groups, activists, and media from around the country. After running her campaign, we’ve realized that our successful efforts to legitimize her campaign was a mistake. We are sorry to the #MAGA activists and the people of Arizona because they deserve better candidates”

Ward launched her campaign against Senator Flake before the 2016 general election had concluded.

“We hadn’t anticipated taking over Kelli’s campaign when we visited Arizona around Easter,” Stockton said. “Her campaign was such a disaster that we saw an opportunity to prove how much we can help struggling campaigns and we did just that. Unfortunately, she showed that she isn’t up to the task of standing up to the pressure that causes so many candidates to betray voters when they get to Washington.”

According to one conservative website, it’s been rumored the Ward campaign failed to pay Lawrence, who has been characterized as a disgruntled employee.

Ward received early this year a $300,000 contribution from Robert Mercer, one of the President’s largest donors.


  1. I would like to know just what these alleged flaws of Dr. Ward are. Sounds like establishment types trying to discourage change.
    I listen frequently to Bannon and Ingraham, and I highly doubt they would support a “flawed” candidate as these former employees are claiming.
    I was there last night, and it was quite energetic. One highlight: everyone stood for the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Favorite quote: Bannon: The people (as in We The People, the Trump deplorables) are an existential threat to their (the permanent political class of both parties) business model.
    Anyone who pledges to support Trump’s Agenda (which is For Us, We The People) is exponentially more worthy than a lying politician who steals a True Conservative’s (B Goldwater) intellectual property (“Conscience of a Conservative”) to write a “manifesto” against a sitting President of the same party.
    #MAGA #WARD2018

  2. Sounds to me like two disgruntled former employees wanting to rain on the parade of Dr Ward; or may have been a panic attack for them seeing two former employers colluding together. I’d like to say, if you’re going to criticize someone, do it based on shit they’ve actually done instead of things you make up in your head.

  3. Any way one may slice and dice it, Kelli Ward is better then Flake or a democrat. For that reason, I will overlook her warts and give her a chance.

  4. btw – red ant, black ant voting is how Trump got elected, just couldn’t vote for the black ant no way possible, red ant wins. I’m now much more pleased with the way this particular election played out after viewing the discourse and manner of the black ants after the loss… so close – so lucky we are…

  5. Thoughts that are running through my

    Were these hired guns saying she is a
    bad candidate because she is, or are
    they saying that because they are experienced
    “swamp” GOP consultants, and want to make their
    money replacing one “swamp” [Flake] with another?

  6. Yes we do deserve better, sadly this seems to be all were gonna get. I’m hard pressed to vote for Ward but no matter what I will not be voting for the Flake.

    The Oracle

    • My sentiment exactly. Well, the ball is in the GOP establishment`s court, that would be Governor Ducey., Attorney General Brnovich and Hugh Hewitt and the rest of the donors, I guess. Regardless of what happens in the primary, and we all hope for a credible candidate to defeat Senator Flake and the Democrat Senate candidate, grass roots conservatives WILL NOT VOTE FOR FLAKE.

  7. How disappointing ! “According to one conservative website, the Ward campaign failed to pay Lawrence, who has been characterized as a disgruntled employee.” If ADI can’t give us the URL, why did they report it. This is how Fake news gets generated. I guess ADI is joining the MSM.

  8. if it comes down to another vote for red ants or black ants, I’m going to vote for the red ants again – the black ants have shown their color and do nothing attitude in congress and the senate – not repealing Obacare ; they just don’t see what this law did to medicine, it needs to be ‘REMOVED’ for the poison that it is. Senate.. SSDD old Republicans swimming with snakes in the swamp. Also a red ant vote for me at every opportunity. Keep in mind, I don’t favor red ants, but I dislike black ants more.

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