GOP Senate candidate’s husband spreads conspiracy theories online: report
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The husband of Arizona GOP Senate candidate Kelli Ward reportedly has a history of spreading conspiracy theories online.

According to a report published by CNN on Thursday, Michael Ward, who has heavily participated in his wife’s campaign to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP senator: Republicans should not be 'okay' with Trump calling Omarosa a dog Senate GOP campaign arm asking Trump to endorse McSally in Arizona: report Arpaio says he misheard Sacha Baron Cohen questions MORE (R-Ariz.), has frequently retweeted social media users who have promoted bizarre conspiracy theories.

The news outlet reviewed tweets collected by SnapBird, a Twitter monitoring website, shared by Ward suggesting that Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2017, had been involved in the hacking of the committee’s emails and alleging his death was a cover-up.

Ward also reportedly shared a tweet from actor James Woods in November, in which the actor alleged he had been “mocked forever” for asking who killed Rich. 

"Wow. This is so powerful. We've been mocked forever asking who killed #SethRich? #DonnaBrazile dedicating her book to him is astonishing," Woods wrote.

Ward reportedly retweeted another post months earlier that suggested Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary Ironworker and star of viral video wins Dem primary for Speaker Ryan's seat MORE murdered their political enemies. The tweet read: "These so-called suicides seemingly connected [with people] investigating/testifying against the Clintons almost rival the Bubonic plague of 1348."

A year before that, he reportedly retweeted a photo of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyOmarosa is case of false friend dilemma with few legal options John Brennan rips Trump on Twitter about what it means to be 'presidential' Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago? MORE with text imposed saying he didn't charge Hillary Clinton because "I don't want to die suddenly and mysteriously” in July 2016.

Ward also reportedly targeted Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDem strategist: Trump thinks of McCain as 'he who should not be named' Omarosa book: Trump called Montenegro prime minister a ‘whiny punk b----’ The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s GOP feuds dominate ahead of midterms MORE (R-Ariz.) over his age and claimed on Twitter in March 2017 that he "supports, funds, equips and trains #ISIS.”

A spokesman for Kelli Ward's campaign, Zachary Henry, responded to the claims in a statement to CNN. 

"Focusing on obscure details of Dr. Ward's social media activity rather than his impressive profile as a emergency physician and decorated 33-year Air Force veteran is ridiculous and shows exactly why the mainstream media is losing all credibility,” Henry said.

Kelli Ward is vying against Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump signs 7B annual defense policy bill into law Senate GOP campaign arm asking Trump to endorse McSally in Arizona: report Dems eyeing smaller magic number for House majority MORE and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the GOP primary for Flake's Arizona seat. The Republican nominee is likely to face Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) in November's general election. 

—Updated at 2:19 p.m.