kelli-ward-CNSKelli Ward, the conservative fire-brand that is challenging long-time incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain, is giving up her seat in the Arizona State Senate. Dr. Ward made the announcement this morning at a rally at the Republican Party Headquarters in Kingman. Saying she wants to devote 100 percent of her time on her campaign, which she claims is gaining strength as she travels around the state, Ward will officially resign her seat on Dec. 15.  Ward’s husband, Dr. Michael Ward, who is the chairman of the Mohave County Republican Party, said the county’s Republican precinct committeemen will meet in a special meeting Dec. 19 in Lake Havasu City to nominate three candidates to replace his wife in the state senate. The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will make the final appointment from among the three finalists selected by the committeemen.