According to an exclusive report from The Wall Street Journal, former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will announce her campaign for U.S. Senate next month, October 10th. If Lake does enter the race, she’s expected to face off with independent Kyrsten Sinema and Democrat Ruben Gallego.
“We need to get a Senator in there who is going to fight back and put America first,” Lake said in an interview.
“She is a talented campaigner with an impressive ability to fire up the grassroots,” said Sen. Steve Daines (R., Mont.), chair of the NRSC.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Over the past year, Lake has traveled the country fundraising for her lawsuits, held a book tour and acted as official surrogate for Trump’s presidential campaign. She recently knocked on doors for him in Iowa and appeared as a surrogate at the Republican debate Wednesday.
She has been discussed as a potential running mate for Trump, though she could be a less likely choice if she is the GOP nominee in a crucial Senate race. Lake declined to answer what she would do if Trump offered her the vice presidential-nominee slot.
Lake, a rock star with the Republican base, is expected to win the GOP nomination for Senate, and her aides say they are already looking ahead to a general election. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is running, but so far has struggled to gain traction.
More over at WSJ:
Exclusive: Kari Lake will launch her Arizona Senate campaign at an Oct. 10 rally, making a three-way race with independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Democrat Ruben Gallego likely https://t.co/XwbGZOoJI7
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