Majority of Kelli Ward’s Donors are Out-of-State.
Kelli Ward is under heavy attack regarding her misleading fundraising methods. Ward was found to have mislead the voters by falsely inflating her fundraising totals by personally loaning her campaign $85,000 and counting it as fundraising. Kelli Ward’s personal loan accounts for 16.1% of her total campaign funds, which falsely gives her campaign the appearance of fundraising success.
Kelli Ward was quoted on October 24th in The Republic responding to her loan scandal.
“Yes, I wanted to personally invest in my own race — how can I ask others to invest if I don’t invest myself? Most candidates who contribute to their own campaigns do so in the form of a ‘loan’ which shows up in the debt column.”
Someone needs to explain to Kelli Ward that a loan is not an investment in a campaign. Kelli Ward expects her donors to give their money, which they will never get back, while she loans her campaign money, which she will get back. The hypocrisy is astounding.
In addition to Ward’s loan scandal, she was recently found to have 52% of her donors from out-of-state. Ward, claiming to be the champion of average Arizonan, gets most of her financial support from outside of Arizona. Once again, the hypocrisy is astounding.
If Kelli Ward is claiming she wants to be Arizona’s Senator why is she raising the majority of her money from outside of Arizona?