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 FlakeOn The Money: Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers | Trump to seek 5 percent budget cut from Cabinet members | Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on attending Saudi conference Mnuchin to decide by Thursday whether to attend Saudi conference GOP senator: Not 'appropriate' for Mnuchin to go to Saudi conference 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 ClintonMueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report O'Rourke targets Cruz with several attack ads a day after debate GOP pollster says polls didn't pick up on movement in week before 2016 election 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 ComeyMcGahn departs as White House counsel Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race FBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump 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 McCainMcConnell: GOP could try to repeal ObamaCare again after midterms Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race Live coverage: McSally clashes with Sinema in Arizona Senate debate 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 McSallyThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — GOP faces ‘green wave’ in final stretch to the midterms Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach 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.