Rep. McSally Formally Announces Run for US Senate


In front of a fighter jet and over the crunch of electric guitar, McSally then declares her common ground with Trump: "Like our president, I'm exhausted of P.C. politicians and their B.S. excuses".

"I absolutely refuse to bow down to Sharia law", McSally says, after a narrator discusses her successful fight against a USA military policy that required women to wear head-to-toe garb in Saudi Arabia.

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

McSally, an Air Force Academy graduate and the first U.S. woman to fly combat missions in enemy territory, lost two bids for the House before narrowly defeating former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber for the seat in 2014.

The U.S. Air Force Academy graduate's official biography also notes that her squadron was awarded the Air Force Association David C. Schilling Award in 2006 for their work in Afghanistan.

But McSally's toughest test could come from former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican who announced Tuesday that he was in the race.

McSally is expected to formally announce her campaign Friday morning in a tour across the state, but her campaign tipped its hand by releasing a video hours before. Jeff Flake, a vocal Trump critic who said he will not seek re-election this fall.

McSally is seen by many as the more establishment alternative to both Arpaio and Ward, who have built up a following among the more conservative segments of the GOP primary field.

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"Now, I am running for the Senate to fight the fights that must be won".

With control of the narrowly divided Senate at stake, the competition to replace Flake could become one of the year's national marquee races.

"My friend, Martha McSally, she's the real deal". The late former senator Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., and Sen. John McCain in 2016.

McSally, who served 26 years in the USA military, also used her experience to hit out at the Democrats in the Senate in the video, saying, "after taking on terrorists in combat, the liberals in the Senate won't scare me one bit".

Earlier this week, she was seated near Trump at his hourlong public discussion with congressional Democrats and Republicans of immigration and border-security issues.

She refused to endorse Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign.

McSally acknowledged she has some challenges in the state when it comes to name recognition but pointed out she was named the ninth most-effective member of Congress during her freshman term by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, based on getting bills introduced and passed. "It will drain the GOP's resources, demoralize their voters, and expose the flaws in each of their candidates", the statement reads.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema also has positioned herself as a moderate candidate.