Fighter Pilot Makes Impressive Entrance to Announce She's Running for Senate

Fighter Pilot Makes Impressive Entrance to Announce She's Running for Senate

"Now, I'm deployed to fight for Arizona", Ms. McSally said in the video.

On Tuesday, Arpaio announced his candidacy for the Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake (R-Az), a vocal Trump critic who will not be seeking re-election.

"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.

The 51-year-old retired Air Force combat pilot attacked Sharia law and sanctuary cities while vowing to support Trump's push to build a massive border wall.

America's first female fighter pilot Martha McSally had a theme for her official Senate announcement Friday morning.

"That's why I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries to get the job done", she added.

McSally is running off the platform that, right now, only she - and not her Republican rivals Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio - are actually in office attempting to pass legislation.

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Since Flake's surprise retirement announcement, McSally has sought to raise her profile by piling up appearances on Fox News and has posted on social media pictures of herself with Trump, whom she avoided discussing throughout the 2016 elections and for months more after he entered the White House.

McSally, a retired Air Force colonel, made the announcement in a YouTube video that highlighted her military experience and conservative credentials.

"I absolutely refused to bow down to Sharia law". Kelli Ward, an outspoken Trump advocate who was an early favorite of now-disgraced former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. "After eight years of fighting, I won my battle for the religious freedom of American servicewomen".

The prevailing candidate is expected to face Democrat Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.

Cuomo, who asked whether America's self-styled "toughest sheriff" had any regrets, honed in on Arpaio's role in delegitimizing Obama by claiming he was not born in the United States.

"When he goes into those rural communities, he is just mobbed, and in a positive way", Graham said.

"Whoever escapes the GOP primary in August, they will be held accountable for touting their radical stripes at every opportunity and willingness to take stances on issues that are simply out of touch with Arizonan voters", state Democratic Party spokesman Drew Anderson said.

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