Once again former Arizona State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward who is challenging Senator John McCain for the United States Senate will join fellow police supporters at the Back The Badge rally to support law enforcement being held at Chandler Police Headquarters on April 2nd. The rally is expected to begin at 10am. Ward will be one of the keynote speakers at the event which is being organized by Rally For L.E. a pro-police movement. This will be Ward’s second appearance at the rally thrown by group. She spoke at Rally For L.E.’s previous Back The Badge rally which was held in Mesa in February. She also has been endorsed by the group’s founder Nohl Rosen who started the movement locally back in 2014 and it quickly spread nationwide. He has endorsed Ward as a candidate
“We’re glad that Dr. Ward is joining us again as we rally in support of the police which have been attacked nationwide. I have no doubt that she will be a strong voice for law enforcement in Washington DC and I certainly encourage people to vote for her. One of the things I like about Dr. Ward is that she takes the time to meet with the voters and has been brave enough to come out in support of law enforcement when other candidates shy away from them for fear that supporting police officers will somehow lose them votes or that it might anger groups that regularly oppose law enforcement. Ward has proven that she’s a candidate of the people and not afraid of supporting our cops,” Rosen said.
Dr. Ward is the only GOP candidate in the 2016 election on a national level that has had the courage to engage with Rally For L.E. which has worked tirelessly to show support for police officers around the country. But Ward isn’t the only notable which plans to be in Chandler for the rally. Chandler City Councilman Kevin Hartke and Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Steve Yarbrough are planning to be in attendance. But the big stars will the members of the Chandler Police Department including Chief Sean Duggan who may also stop by but there has been no official word yet on whether that will happen. Those attending the rally are invited to bring their Thin Blue Line and American flags as well as signs to support Chandler PD.