Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake reportedly continues to consider a bid for the U.S. Senate after losing to Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs in 2022.
“Lake is 28 points ahead of all other possible candidates in a hypothetical 2024 GOP Senate primary poll for her state,” Just the News reported.
According to a survey conducted by JL Partners on April 10-12, 38% of registered Republicans and undeclared voters in Arizona said they would vote for Lake, even though she has not yet declared her candidacy for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Arizona) seat.
Karrin Taylor Robson, who lost the GOP gubernatorial primary to Lake last year, received ten percent of the vote. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has eight percent of the vote, followed by 2022 Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters with seven percent and 2022 Arizona Attorney General candidate Abraham Hamadeh with four percent.
“No Arizona Republicans have entered the 2024 Senate primary, but Lake, Masters, and Hamadeh were all endorsed by former President Donald Trump last year in their respective primaries,” Just the News added.
2024 Arizona Senate — Republican Primary:
Kari Lake 38%
Karrin Taylor Robson 10%
Mark Lamb 8%
Blake Masters 7%
Abe Hamadeh 4%
Jim Lamon 3%
Someone else 2%
Kari Lake 54% (+32)
Mark Lamb 22%
.@JLPartnersPolls, 550 RV, 4/10-12https://t.co/joHzEoXt8S pic.twitter.com/ZGXdUszdL1
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) April 17, 2023
Lake forewarned her supporters earlier this week that those who oppose her politically, particularly her legal battle alleging voter disenfranchisement by Maricopa County in the last election, are angling to take legal action against her.
In a brief fundraising letter, Lake asserted, “The establishment wants to ARREST ME for” exposing what she claims is election fraud in her state.
Last month, she made a similar statement in a tweet that included online news headlines indicating she could be indicted.
“They want to ARREST me for exposing fraud in the 2022 Election. Now, the AZ Supreme Court has ruled that the very fraud I highlighted has to be looked at. This is big, folks. Hit me with your best shot. I will never, ever back down. Try me,” she tweeted.
They want to ARREST me for exposing fraud in the 2022 Election.
Now, the AZ Supreme Court has ruled that the very fraud I highlighted has to be looked at. This is big, folks.
Hit me with your best shot.
I will never, ever back down.
Try me. pic.twitter.com/YDIuprUM1W
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 23, 2023
The Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear the majority of Republican Kari Lake’s appeal regarding the November gubernatorial election last month. However, the state’s highest court reinstated a claim regarding the Maricopa County signature verification process that had been dismissed by a lower court.
“In an order Wednesday, the state’s highest court said a lower court erroneously dismissed Lake’s claim challenging the application of signature verification procedures on early ballots in Maricopa County. The court sent the claim back to a trial court to consider,” the Associated Press reported.
“In her challenge, the former TV anchor focused on problems with ballot printers at some polling places in Maricopa County, home to more than 60% of the state’s voters. The defective printers produced ballots that were too light to be read by the on-site tabulators at polling places. Lines backed up in some areas amid the confusion. Lake alleged ballot printer problems were the result of intentional misconduct,” the outlet added.
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The AP continued: “In mid-February, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected Lake’s assertions, concluding she presented no evidence that voters whose ballots were unreadable by tabulators at polling places were not able to vote. The appeals court noted that even a witness called to testify on Lake’s behalf confirmed ballots that couldn’t initially be read at polling places may ultimately have been counted. And while a pollster testified that the polling place problems disenfranchised enough voters to change the election’s outcome, the appeals court said his conclusion was baseless.” CONTINUE READING…