Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will reportedly seek a run for the U.S. Senate beginning in October 2023, according to Politico and three individuals close to her campaign.
Lake is set to kick off her campaign for the U.S. Senate very soon, according to the conservative firebrand’s senior adviser, Caroline Wren, who informed The Hill that Lake is “likely to make a final decision in October” concerning whether she will mount a bid for the U.S. Senate.
“Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema are rubber stamps for Joe Biden and his radical agenda. It’s time Arizona has a true conservative fighter in the U.S. Senate. The people of Arizona want Kari Lake to stay in this fight and are calling on her to run and she’s very likely to answer that call,” Wren told The Hill.
If Lake does run for the U.S. Senate, she will be challenging Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), who has already announced his bid for the U.S. Senate and could potentially go up against Sen. Krysten Sinema (I-AZ), as reported by the Blaze.
Sinema had previously been a Democrat but registered as an independent in 2022. She cited “broken party politics” as the reason for her departure from the Democratic Party.
Lake, a Republican, lost the 2022 gubernatorial election to then-Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Interestingly, Hobbs, a Democrat, oversaw the election given her position as secretary of state, prompting Lake to question whether the election was stolen.
.@KariLake: “They thought that being new to politics, they would steal the vote of the people of Arizona in broad daylight, and I would just walk away going it’s too big of a hill to climb, of a mountain to climb.
They picked a fight with the wrong person. I didn’t lose, I won.” pic.twitter.com/1V8NRtbEMW
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) January 8, 2023
Lake has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. She has been one of few Republican politicians who have consistently stood with the former president. The former gubernatorial candidate applauded Trump for skipping the second GOP presidential debate, which will take place in California.
“I applaud President Trump for skipping the 2nd Republican debate in favor of delivering his America First message directly to working-class voters. These kid’s table debates are a distraction. But the MAGA message still needs to be heard. I am honored to be attending the debate as a surrogate for President Trump,” Lake wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
I applaud President Trump for skipping the 2nd Republican debate in favor of delivering his America First message directly to working-class voters.
These kid's table debates are a distraction.
But the MAGA message still needs to be heard.
I am honored to be attending the… pic.twitter.com/4Fo8wadg49
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 20, 2023
Instead of attending the debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in California, Trump will reportedly deliver a speech in Detroit, Michigan.