Bruce Ash drops out of race for health reasons
Conservatives need to find a replacement before this Saturday
Bruce Ash, the conservative candidate for chairman of the Arizona State Republican Party, has dropped out of the race for medical reasons. He does not believe he could put in the time necessary. He will remain as National Committeeman.
This leaves conservatives in a tight spot. Ron Carmichael, John McCain’s handpicked establishment candidate, will most likely win if conservatives cannot find a last-minute write-in candidate. The only other candidate in the race, Marty Hermanson, is part of the McCain-Kyl establishment and now that Ash has dropped out, will probably be instructed to drop out by the McCain-Kyl establishment.
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