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Former Republican Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward was expected to run against Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in the Arizona 2018 primary, but Flake has bowed out of a re-election, announcing his retirement on Tuesday. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

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Some fear Kelli Ward can’t win a general election race

The upstart tea party Republican who challenged Arizona Sen. John McCain last year and then set her sights on the state’s junior senator is suddenly in the national spotlight.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 27, 2017
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