Some states in the United States are traditionally red or blue. The states known as “swing states” are where significant attempts and hopes are made to influence voters.
In these states, the contest to determine which party will win the electoral votes in a presidential election will determine the outcome of a presidential election, such as the one in 2024. In the 2020 presidential election, the swing states were Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, hence the following midterm elections will focus on these states.
Joe Biden won Arizona in 2020, but Democratic Party strategists are increasingly concerned about the state’s gubernatorial campaign. This victory is obviously challenged by former President Donald Trump and a large number of MAGA followers.
One of the gubernatorial candidates, Kari Lake, is a rising star on the political scene in Arizona, and this has Democrats in the state concerned that their tenuous grasp on power could crumble in the weeks following the midterm elections.
Some believe that Kari Lake, a denier of the 2020 election, may easily win the state’s governor election and thwart the Democrats’ objectives. With the talent she has already demonstrated, even as a political rookie, they believe she may ascend to a vice presidential position or run for president after Trump.
Of this year’s midterm elections slate of “ultra MAGA” candidates, Lake has perhaps the best chance of winning.
The polls are quite close. Some Democrats are dissatisfied that Katie Hobbs does not pose a more formidable challenge to Lake. Hobbs’ refusal to discuss Lake has been seen by some as a sign of fear and “political malpractice.”
The architect of Barack Obama’s 2008 triumph, Democrat David Plouffe, told Axios that Lake appears to be a “plausible presidential contender.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
David Axelrod, another key former Obama adviser, offered this assessment of Lake’s 20+ years in Arizona local TV before her entrance last year into politics: “If you get a candidate who has the performance skills of a major market local TV anchor and the philosophy and thinking of Steve Bannon, that’s a potent and dangerous combination… Look at Italy.” CONTINUE READING…