Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is contemplating a new career path, which will disappoint the majority of Democrats. During a recent interview with One America News, Lake made her surprising announcement about her new career path.
The wildly popular Republican firebrand who has been vehemently fighting for election integrity and has taken her case to court in her home state of Arizona, contesting the results of her race for governor, said she is now “seriously considering” a new campaign in 2024 for a completely different political position.
According to Mediate, Lake said “I am seriously considering a run for Senate, yes absolutely,” she said. “We’re not going away. And so I am seriously considering a run for Senate.”
According to her, her polling figures are superior to those of her competitors, including incumbent Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Democratic candidate Representative Ruben Gallego.
“All the polling shows that I would win,” she said. “Not just the primary, the polling is showing that I would beat Kyrsten Sinema and this socialist guy that’s running for the Democrats, [Rep. Ruben] Gallego.”
Lake and Gallego are tied for first position in the three-way contest, while Sinema trails far behind in third place.
Sen. Sinema’s former Democratic Party is unlikely to be pleased with her decision regarding whether or not she will seek reelection in 2020.
In a state that has become a new political battleground in recent years – and decidedly purple – Sinema, who declared herself an Independent late last year but continued to caucus with Democrats, intends to run as a third-party candidate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sinema’s third-party campaign for the Senate in Arizona could create a highly competitive three-way race, which would be disastrous for Democrats.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Sinema’s personnel recently convened a retreat in Phoenix. The Wall Street Journal reviewed a PowerPoint presentation in which the group discussed a possible timeline for her candidacy. According to the WSJ, despite the fact that Sinema has not yet announced her intentions, the materials indicate that she is contemplating a re-election bid.
“A re-election campaign by Ms. Sinema would have significant implications for the battle for the Senate in 2024 and will test whether a senator who has spurned a traditional party identity can build enough of a centrist coalition to win,” the outlet reported.
Last year, after Sinema quit the Democratic Party to become an independent, some political strategists questioned whether she would run for reelection. During her tenure as a Democratic Party member, she frequently clashed with progressive activists and party leaders. The WSJ noted that she continues to caucus with the Democrats and remains a critical vote in their 51-49 majority.
“The slides reviewed by the Journal lay out details on timing. One slide breaks down the timeline through the remainder of 2023, including getting a poll and opposition research done by Sept. 30 and getting in place campaign staff by Dec. 31,” the paper said.
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“Another slide on current communications strategy emphasizes her independent streak in the Senate. Ms. Sinema has been at the center of several high-profile bipartisan deals, including on infrastructure, gun and same-sex and interracial marriage laws, while also frustrating many Democrats over her efforts to sometimes block President Biden’s agenda,” the paper continued. CONTINUE READING…