Kari Lake Makes it Official, Announces Run for Senate Seat

Kari Lake Makes it Official, Announces Run for Senate Seat

(NationRise.com) – Kari Lake, the former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, has announced that she will run for one of the state’s senate seats.

Lake filed her papers for candidacy last week in hopes of replacing the current independent senator, Kyrsten Sinema. She will be campaigning against Mark Lamb, the current sheriff of Pinal County, for the party’s nomination.

Her announcement comes one year after she lost the midterm election for Arizona’s governor despite receiving an endorsement from Trump. She made national headlines by challenging the legitimacy of both the 2020 presidential election and the 2022 midterm election that she lost.

During her announcement, Lake also warned voters in Scottsdale of the media’s bias and how unlikely they are to report honestly. She encouraged them to believe the opposite of what the media says.

Lake gained public attention during her career as a media personality. She has worked as a weather anchor and reporter in Iowa (where she was born) and New York before transferring to Phoenix, where she worked for the local Fox affiliate.

She has previously been a member of the Democrat party and a registered independent. Lake initially changed her affiliation to independent in 2006 over the ongoing wars in the Middle East. Just two years later, she became a member of the Democrat party and supported Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy.

Lake returned to the Republican party in 2012. According to her campaign site, Lake ended her career in the media over its “agenda-driven” bias.

She has listed border security as her top priority on the campaign site — Arizona has been hit particularly hard by illegal immigration. Authorities in the state have even issued concerns that current federal border regulations could pave the way for another large-scale terrorist attack on the United States.

Currently, Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego is leading both Lake and Lamb in polls. However, 15% of voters remain undecided. Sinema still has not publicized her campaign plans.

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