State Senator Kelli Ward is quitting the Legislature to devote more time in her bid to unseat U.S. Senator John Mc Cain. Ward, a Lake Havasu City Republican, says her move to step down now is actually good timing as she tries to make inroads in her Senate campaign.

“The last couple of months have shown me how much time and effort it will time to get out, meet the people, and give them a reason to get out and vote for me, “ says Ward. “People are tired, upset, frustrated and disgusted with the D.C. establishment, and the poster boy for that establishment is John Mc Cain.”

Ward shrugs off one poll showing her trailing Mc Cain, saying half of those surveyed were undecided. But she says that as more voters get to know her, they’ll spurn Mc Cain in favor of her brand of conservatism.

A Mohave County panel meets December 18th to begin choosing her replacement in the Legislature.

–Barbara Villa