Gun Owners of America (GOA) just released a radio ad that will run statewide in Arizona, urging voters to support Kelli Ward and end the senatorial run of “gun-grabbing globalist” John McCain.
The ad will run in Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma, and Kingman and air approximately 500 times.
In a statement given to Breitbart News subsequent to the ad release, GOA chairman Tim Macy said:
Gun Owners of America was one of the earliest endorsers of Dr. Kelli Ward in the race against the gun-grabbing globalist John McCain. Our political team identified her as a champion of the 2nd Amendment from her time as a State Senator and we officially endorsed in late 2015. We are excited to do everything we can to help unite people behind the candidacy of Dr. Ward and to send John McCain into retirement after decades of selling out conservative values in Washington, DC.
Ward is McCain’s “lone challenger” and polls show the two locked in statistical dead heat. For example, Real Clear Politics reported June numbers showing McCain leading by two percentage points in PPP poll with a margin of error 3.7 percent.
GOA gives McCain a D- grade in his handling of gun rights, and they want to see Ward unseat him.
This first radio spot is just one part of the comprehensive campaign our team has designed in this race. We expect to stay up on the radio between now and the primary on August 30th and are looking to add both digital and mail components in the coming weeks. As an organization, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to retire John McCain.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.