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Since entering the race for the Arizona governorship in 2021, Kari Lake has firmly solidified herself as a knockout conservative rising star. She’s stunned her opponents with her confident and unflinching willingness to spar with the press, engage with the American people, and promote fairness and transparency in American election processes.
Following on the heels of a disastrously run 2022 midterm election in Maricopa County, Lake sued the county’s election officials, along with her Democrat opponent and then-Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, alleging widespread voter disenfranchisement.
As most Americans are aware, Lake brought her lawsuit all the way to the Arizona State Supreme Court, where one of seven counts was ordered back to Maricopa Superior Court – a challenge on the reliability of the signature verification processes in the county. As reported by RSBN, Judge Thompson struck down the case.
Since then, Lake has vowed to launch “the most extensive ballot chasing operation in our state’s history, and frankly, in American history.” She has also stated that her legal team would be filing a notice of appeal on her case, doubling down on her promise to take her lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
Lake is a veteran broadcaster who understands the ins and outs of working with the mainstream media. She is impossible to catch off guard during press conferences or on-air interviews. She is unafraid to go toe-to-toe with reporters who confront her on the campaign trail.
And, unlike Republican candidates who have distanced themselves from President Trump, she has embraced the man who endorsed her in 2021 and continues to stand behind him. Longtime MAGA voters undoubtedly appreciate Lake’s loyalty when so many other GOP candidates and officials have been quick to turn their backs on Trump.
It is Lake’s unique energy, poise, and articulate communication skills that give her a phenomenal edge in politics. She’s wildly popular with conservative voters and has even traveled to other states to speak to concerned Americans about the current political environment of the U.S.
Naturally, Lake’s burgeoning political potential has caught the eye of the Republican Party and its voters, as many have begun to speculate that Lake may launch a senatorial bid to challenge current Sen. Krysten Sinema, I-Ariz., for her seat next year.
During an interview on OAN in April, Lake confirmed, “I am seriously considering a run for Senate, yes, absolutely…I’m so dangerous to the status quo in this rotten swamp that they’re willing to steal the election to stop me and our movement. I’m not letting them get away with that. We’re not going away.”
According to TIME, Mike Noble of Noble Predictive Insights made a prediction about Lake’s chances in the Senate election. “She’s going to be like the Donald Trump of the GOP primary,” he said. “It’s just really hard to get around that 40 or so percent of support. She’s still beatable, but it’s tough. It’s super tough. Hence, why a lot of the field is frozen.”
It is unclear at this time whether Sen. Sinema will seek reelection next year, but all indications seem to point toward a potential Lake senatorial bid.
Lake recently told Real America’s Voice that she is “really focusing on” the release of her upcoming book, “Unafraid: Just Getting Started,” and that she remains devoted to making sure that “our elections are fair and square.”
“This is my priority,” she said.
Lake will deliver the keynote speech at the Georgia Republican Party’s annual state meeting in Columbus on Friday.