Tuesday's HOT MIC

Tuesday's HOT MIC

THANK YOU, COLONEL:

More from AZCentral.com:

Congresswoman Martha McSally is planning to enter Arizona's 2018 Senate race, giving Republican Kelli Ward new competition in the GOP primary.

The lawmaker has told her Republican colleagues in Arizona's delegation that she intends to enter the Senate race, but didn't indicate when she would formally announce her bid, according to two people with knowledge of the conversations.

My many conservative friends in my native Arizona long ago grew weary of Jeff Flake's conversion to McCainism, so they were thrilled when he read the writing on the wall and bailed on 2018. However, most of them aren't big Kelli Ward fans. They view her as a definite improvement on Flake, but still a bit of a wild card as a candidate. Most were hoping McSally would jump in.

Personally, I think the first woman to command a fighter squadron is the kind of representative we all need in Washington, especially since she flew the greatest plane in combat history.