Firebrand Kari Lake, who claimed election fraud and fiercely contested her 2022 Arizona gubernatorial loss, is now running to take Kyrsten Sinema’s seat in the Senate.
Sinema, a Democrat turned Independent, has faltered in the polls and is viewed by most analysts as vulnerable in the 2024 election. Lake (R) is running as a pro-Trump, tough-on-crime, and border security candidate.
Cook Political projects Lake will win the GOP primary and face Democratic opponent Rep. Ruben Gallego and incumbent Kyrsten Sinema.
Over the weekend, Lake landed two significant endorsements — from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Notably, Lake already received endorsements from former President Donald Trump, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Rep. Jim Banks (IN) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
Lake told the Daily Caller she is grateful for the support, noting that both Paul and Gaetz have been “champions” in the fight for liberty against the “Washington War machine.”
“I am thankful to have the endorsement of America First warriors Senator Paul and Rep. Gaetz. They have been champions for fiscal responsibility, liberty, and fighting against the Washington War machine. I look forward to working with them to implement President Trump’s agenda,” Lake said.
Gaetz told the Daily Caller: “Kari Lake is MAGA to her core and cannot be bought by the establishment. I am proud to endorse her for the United States Senate in Arizona. I am very much look forward to watching her shake up the halls of power.”
Paul told the outlet: “Kari Lake will go to DC to shake things up, and that’s exactly the kind of leadership that Arizona needs in the United States Senate. I am proud to endorse Kari Lake for the United States Senate because she has the policies, the drive, and desire to defeat the Washington War Machine and restore American liberties.”
Two recent polls show Lake with a slight lead over Gallego.
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