Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump, has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents, the special counsel's office announced Monday.
Republican candidate Ward has the backing of Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer.
President Donald Trump's alliance with Democrats over raising the debt ceiling is nothing new.
Trump is going to leave the White House before 2018, said Tony Schwartz, who helped write "The Art of the Deal."
George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign, suggested the candidate meet with Russian leaders, The Washington Post reported on Monday evening.
The retired Marine Corps general was serving as Trump's homeland security secretary before being tapped for the White House post.
Anthony Scaramucci previously donated to Barack Obama but has been a vigorous defender of Donald Trump.
He had no campaign website or online presence, and as far as anyone could tell, he never even existed.