In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo, former Republican state Sen. Kelli Ward, right, who is running against current incumbent Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Republican primary, talks to voters at a campaign rally for Mike Pence, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, in Phoenix. Ward, who lags in the polls, has mounted an aggressive primary challenge to McCain, who turned 80 on Monday, Aug. 29. Arizona’s primary election is on Tuesday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Time of death: 3:18 p.m. (CT) on August 23, 2017.
That is the moment, according to CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, that Sean Hannity endorsed Kelli Ward in the upcoming Arizona Senate primary against Jeff Flake.
Big get for Kelli Ward: @seanhannity just endorsed her on his radio show, "I warmly offer you my endorsement and my support."
— andrew kaczynski? (@KFILE) August 23, 2017
Ward, if you’ll recall, previously ran and lost in a primary battle against John McCain (51-39). She also said out loud where people could hear that John McCain should step down from office because of his brain cancer and she should get his job.
Mind you, Ward said that while she was actively running against Flake, which leads me to believe she is way more interested in being a Senator than actually legislating. She wants validation, for whatever reason.
So, anyway, Hannity endorsed her, which means that her primary challenge of Flake is (probably) dead in the water. See, Hannity’s track record since Trump’s election is not a very good one at all, to be honest.
Hannity also endorsed Mo Brooks in Ala Sen primary. Previous hits include endorsing Paul Nehlen over Paul Ryan in Wisconsin. Ryan won by 68. https://t.co/z8xingAu5o
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) August 23, 2017
If that’s not a bad enough record…
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) August 23, 2017
So, I imagine that Jeff Flake should feel pretty comfortable right now. The Hannity Curse is working in his favor.
As for Hannity, I really feel that, if he wanted to truly be a subversive voice in the media, he should endorse Mitch McConnell in his next re-election bid. That way, we can finally be rid of him.