Arizona Republican Kari Lake appears to be “entertaining” a major political move in the near future.
On Charlie Kirk’s Real America’s Voice, she hinted at running for Senate in 2024 if she does not receive a “decent ruling” in the Arizona governor election dispute.
Lake’s response to Kirk’s question regarding if she was considering running for Senate was:
“Yes I am entertaining it. I mean my number one priority is our court case, and I have full confidence in our court case and I hope we will get a judge to do the right thing. But I’m also looking at what happens if we don’t get a decent ruling in that, and they want me to go away, they want our movement to go away. I represent we the people, and if they want us gone so badly that they’re willing to steal an election then I’m not going to let them have that, I won’t go away.”
“I’ve seen some internal polling that shows I’m the only Republican who can beat these other two. I find both of them incredibly dangerous to the people of Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema’s voting record being 93 percent of the time voting for Joe Biden’s agenda, I find Ruben Gallego being a self-admitted socialist really frightening for Arizona and if I’m the only Republican who can beat them, I would be willing to jump in,” Lake added.
An Arizona court of appeals will accelerate a hearing in Lake’s complaint. The Arizona Court of Appeals decision comes after the state Supreme Court dismissed her lawsuit earlier this month and returned it to the lower courts for additional review. The court agreed in a brief decision with Lake’s claims that her case should be addressed as a “special action petition.” According to reports, a court date has been set for March.
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During the protracted lawsuit in which Lake is involved, her campaign has replied to allegations that she is considering running for the US Senate seat now held by Kyrsten Sinema, who recently abandoned her party and proclaimed herself an independent candidate.
“I’m told Kari Lake is considering running for the US Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema in 2024,” CNN political correspondent Kate Sullivan tweeted.
According to polls, the firebrand Republican would defeat both the incumbent Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema and the Democratic candidate Ruben Gallego.
“The survey, released January 11 by the website Blueprint Polling, imagined a scenario in which Sinema, a former Democrat turned independent who’s held her Senate seat since 2019, runs for reelection against Lake and Gallego, a Democrat who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District. Lake, who rumors say is considering running for the seat but has not confirmed this, polled at 36 percent, according to Blueprint, well ahead of the two rivals. Gallego trailed closely with 32 percent, while Sinema ran a distant third with 14 percent,” Deseret News reported.
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