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Kari Lake, a Trump ally, set to run for US Senate in Arizona, announces sources.

Trump Ally Kari Lake Announces US Senate Bid in Arizona

Arizona Republican Kari Lake to Run for Senate

Arizona Republican Kari Lake, a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, is set to announce her bid for the party’s US Senate nomination. This move is expected to spark a highly competitive three-way general election race in November 2024.

Arizona’s Highly Competitive Senate Race

Arizona, already known for its political competitiveness, is now witnessing an even fiercer Senate race after Senator Kyrsten Sinema dropped her Democratic affiliation in December and declared herself an independent. While Sinema’s plans for reelection remain unknown, Democratic U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego is vying for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat.

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An Uphill Battle for Democrats

In 2024, Democrats will be defending eight competitive Senate seats in their attempt to maintain their narrow majority of 51-49. Arizona is one of the battlegrounds, and Kari Lake’s entry into the race only adds to the challenge for the Democratic Party.

Kari Lake’s Political Journey

Kari Lake, a former television news anchor at a Fox network station in Phoenix, previously ran for governor in 2022 but narrowly lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs. Lake, following in the footsteps of former President Trump, has yet to concede defeat and continues to claim, falsely, that widespread fraud influenced the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s Ally and Superwoman

Kari Lake is closely aligned with Donald Trump, who is currently leading the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. In the past, she has referred to him as “Superman” in glowing terms.

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The Border Issue Looms Large

With Arizona sharing a significant border with Mexico, immigration is expected to be a key topic in the Senate race. However, some establishment Republicans express concerns that Lake’s fiery and hard-right stance on election denial might not resonate well with a portion of the state’s voters.

Republican Aspirants in the Race

Joining Kari Lake in the Republican race are Mark Lamb, the sheriff of Pinal County, located between Phoenix and Tucson, and businessman Brian Wright.

Arizona’s Senate race is heating up with Kari Lake’s announcement. As the political landscape shifts, the battle for control of the Senate intensifies. Stay tuned for more updates!

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