Arizona US Senate candidate Kelli Ward's husband has a history of promoting fringe conspiracy theories on social media, a CNN KFile review has found.
Mark Ward, who like his wife is a doctor, is an Arizona political activist and heavily involved in his wife's campaign for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Arizona in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. He frequently appears at campaign events, knocks on doors to speak with voters and has even appeared at a local event on his wife's behalf.
On Twitter, Mark Ward retweeted users who suggested that a murdered staffer of the Democratic National Committee, Seth Rich, was involved in the hacking of the organization's emails and who implied a conspiracy theory to cover up his death.
In March 2017, Ward claimed on Twitter that McCain "supports, funds, equips and trains #ISIS"
Ward frequently mocked McCain for his age on Twitter. In July 2016, Ward said that McCain "is the weakness frail and scared guy that won't debate @kelliwardaz." Also in July 2016, Ward tweeted that McCain was "a senior citizen masquerading as a competent Senator."
In June 2016, Ward retweeted an image calling McCain a "senile old fart" who "loves illegal immigrants" and "thinks he can make it all okay by calling himself a 'war hero.'"
In August 2016, he tweeted that McCain was old, stale, and feckless. Also in August 2016, Ward tweeted that McCain was too "scared and frail" to debate his wife.