Congressional candidate Martha McSally  spent Thursday in Hawaii speaking to the the Hawaii Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day dinner as their keynote speaker.

The topic of McSally's speech was not disclosed but party literature touted the retired colonel's years of service in the Air Force and her upcoming fight to again win the Republican nomination in Congressional District 2. 

"We're proud to host America's first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history - Arizona Congressional candidate and retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally," a news release printed in the Hawaii Free Press reads. 

A flier for the $150-a-plate dinner, posted on the state party's website, notes "Corporate, PAC and personal contributions are welcome."

The Pima County Lincoln Day dinner, held next week Friday, lists National Committeeman and RNC Rules Chair Bruce Ash  and Christina Corieri  with the Goldwater Institute as speakers.

Tickets are listed for next week's event here in Tucson are $30 per person.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson


Reporter with the Arizona Daily Star. I cover politics as well as the city of Tucson and other municipalities in Southern Arizona.