PHOENIX, Ariz. – (AP) A group of Arizona Republicans is vowing to vote for anyone but U.S. Senator John McCain in this year’s GOP Senate primary.
The Republican Party of Maricopa County said Sunday that precinct committee men approved a resolution to support another candidate.
Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer said in a statement that the senator’s recent vote to increase the national debt while fully funding Planned Parenthood shows he is more aligned with President Barack Obama than Arizona voters.
Precinct committee members voted 921 to 582 in favor of the resolution.
Kelli Ward, a physician from Lake Havasu City, resigned her state Senate seat to run against McCain in the primary.
The same group voted to formally censure McCain two years ago for what they saw as an insufficiently conservative voting record.