Arizona Republican Kari Lake endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday with a moving speech outlining her love for the former president.
Lake made her announcement during a meet-and-greet event in Bettendorf, Iowa, near Des Moines.
“I will do everything in my power to get that man elected,” Lake told the crowd.
“I’m not doing this for any gain. I truly love the man because he gave up so much,” Lake declared.
“He did a lot for Iowa, he did a lot for Iowa farmers, he did a lot for Americans,” said Lake.
“I want him back in because I think there’s only one person who can take this mess that Joe Biden has gotten our country into, where we’re teetering on, who knows what, World War III, a collapse of our economy, who knows what’s possible,” she added.
“There’s only one man I know who can get in there immediately and turn this around and that is President Donald J. Trump. “
Trump endorsed Lake in Arizona’s 2022 Republican gubernatorial primary, in which is earned the nomination.
Lake was ultimately defeated by Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) in the general election, where Maricopa County saw over 50% of tabulators and printers failing as polls opened, which resulted in voters being turned away, creating long wait times.
Her announcement follows Sen. Markwayne Mullin’s (R-OK) endorsement of Trump, which came earlier in the day.
“I’m proud to endorse the strongest president of my lifetime, Donald J. Trump, for a second term in 2024,” Mullin wrote in a statement, adding that he “is the architect of the America First movement” and a “proven champion for our conservative values.”
“President Trump is exactly the president we need to lead this country through the tough road ahead. Not only am I proud to endorse President Trump, I’m proud to call him my friend,” Mullin added.
Trump is still a lone candidate in the 2024 field.
However, former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is reportedly gearing up to announce her candidacy next week.
Other potential candidates include Former Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.