GOP gubernatorial candidate Cary Lake speaks during a “Save America” rally by former President Donald Trump in support of Arizona’s Republican nominee in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 22, 2022.
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Former local news anchor Kari Lake will win the Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary, NBC News Project, another victory for a group of candidates backed by former President Donald Trump.
Lake will advance to the general election, when she will face off with Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who is currently Arizona secretary of state.
The race to run for term-limited Republican governor Doug Ducey has gained national attention as Lake, a Trump stalwart, has repeatedly spread false claims of President Joe Biden ‘s 2020 election victory was stolen to emerge as the Republican front-runner in the polls.
Governors mainly reflected greater power struggle Within the GOP, there are said to be more traditional conservatives and followers of Trump’s brand of far-right populism. The two factions are often at odds over the 2020 election, and Trump still falsely insists the election was done against him through widespread voter fraud.
Trump has Punish Ducey After the governor approved Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for Biden. The Grand Canyon state is one of several key swing states that will be critical to Biden’s victory over Trump in 2020.
Ducey backed another Republican primary candidate, Karrin Taylor Robson, for governor.Vice President Mike Pence, who has been reviled by Trump and his allies for refusing to throw key states’ electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, has Also support Robson.
Lake leads Robson in the most recent campaign polls. really clear politics. But Democrats reportedly trying to tarnish Robson’s candidacy In an obvious bet, Laker joins other GOP candidates considered extremistsUsually less chance.