This is one of the most backstabby things I’ve ever seen in politics, and before Trump I would say this could be the end of a candidacy. After Trump, who knows, it’ll probably help her out.
Two prominent staffers on Arizona Republican Kelli Ward’s primary campaign against sitting Sen. Jeff Flake have officially issued an apology to everyone in the state for helping to legitimize Ward as a serious political candidate.
The two staffers, Dustin Stockton and Jen Lawrence, resigned from the Ward campaign in recent weeks. Stockton was Ward’s chief strategist. Lawrence was the candidate’s press secretary.
Stockton and Lawrence say they were responsible for managing Ward’s current U.S. Senate campaign from May 2017 until September 2017. They identify themselves as prominent grassroots activists. Both are also former Breitbart reporters.
“After running her campaign, we’ve realized that our successful efforts to legitimize her campaign was a mistake,” Lawrence said in a Tuesday press release.
The two newly-former campaign aides say they were responsible for transforming Ward from a fringe candidate into a bona fide contender flush with donor cash and volunteer support.
That is NUTS.