Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said she is considering running for the Senate in 2024, and her odds look good if she does.
Lake, who is currently challenging the election in state court, alleging widespread disenfranchisement of Republican voters and illegitimate signature verification practices, said if the legal challenge doesn’t pan out she has her eyes set on Congress.
“If for some reason we don’t have the [court] ruling the people deserve, I’m truly considering a run for U.S. Senate,” Kari Lake said in an interview on the Brace 4 Impact podcast alluding the the 2024 GOP Senate nomination.
“There’s a three-way race, and I just saw some polling … that shows that no one can beat me in the Republican primary.”
Lake urged the Republican Party to get behind her if she decided to run.
“I think that the establishment should get behind me, and we should just go barreling through, if that is the case, and win and take back a Senate seat,” she said.
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If Lake enters the race, she’d likely face incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who was elected as a Democrat but left the party to become an Independent in 2022. Sinema has yet to announce if she will seek reelection.
Lake, who lost to current Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs in 2022 by less than 1%, has been speaking to GOP audiences around the country pending resolution of her election challenge.
“I’m the duly elected governor of Arizona,” she said.
“And I want to get in that governor’s office and turn this Titanic around that we have right now, thanks to terrible leadership and just terrible corrupt elections — leaving us with someone like Joe Biden.”
Lake also had choice words for certain Republicans, who she accuses of abandoning their principles by taking election integrity matters away from the discussion.
“I’m very disappointed in some of the folks in the Republican Party — and I call [them] the Uniparty Republicans — who don’t want to talk about the elections,” she said.
“They say it’s ‘looking backward.’ It’s not looking backward, it’s actually looking forward,” Lake continued.
“I want to make sure going forward our elections are fair. And the way to determine that is to fix what we didn’t get right in the past,” she said.
“Any Republican who is saying ‘We can’t keep talking about the past,’ they are liars, and they’re wrong. And it shows me they really, truly don’t care about the will of the people,” Lake said.
“They care about the will of the Uniparty. I’m for the will of the people, and the only way we’re going to get the will of the people is to reform our elections so that we the people truly do have a sacred vote,” Lake added.