Kari Lake Makes Huge Announcement From Arizona: ‘I’m Entertaining It’

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It looks like Arizona Republican Kari Lake is “entertaining” the possibility of making a big move in the near future.

She hinted at running for the Senate in the 2024 election on Charlie Kirk’s Real America’s Voice if she does not get a “decent ruling” in the Arizona gubernatorial election lawsuit.

The answer Lake provided to Kirk when he asked her if she had any thoughts about running for the Senate was:
“Yes I am entertaining it. I mean my number one priority is our court case, and I have full confidence in our court case and I hope we will get a judge to do the right thing. But I’m also looking at what happens if we don’t get a decent ruling in that, and they want me to go away, they want our movement to go away. I represent we the people, and if they want us gone so badly that they’re willing to steal an election then I’m not going to let them have that, I won’t go away.”

“I’ve seen some internal polling that shows I’m the only Republican who can beat these other two. I find both of them incredibly dangerous to the people of Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema’s voting record being 93 percent of the time voting for Joe Biden’s agenda, I find Ruben Gallego being a self-admitted socialist really frightening for Arizona and if I’m the only Republican who can beat them, I would be willing to jump in,” Lake added.

There will be a hearing into Lake’s lawsuit expedited by an Arizona court of appeals. A ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals comes after a decision by the state Supreme Court earlier this month that rejected her case and remanded it to the lower courts for further consideration. In a brief order, the court agreed with Lake’s arguments that her challenge should be handled as a “special action petition.” It is reported that a court date has been set for the month of March.

During the pending litigation that Lake is involved in, her campaign has responded to rumors that have been swirling that she is contemplating running for the US Senate seat now occupied by Kyrsten Sinema, who recently left her party and has now declared herself an independent candidate.

CNN political reporter Kate Sullivan posted on Twitter, “I’m told Kari Lake is considering running for the US Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema in 2024,”

Polls indicate that the firebrand Republican would win the election against both Kyrsten Sinema, the sitting Independent Senator, and Ruben Gallego, the Democratic challenger.

“The survey, released January 11 by the website Blueprint Polling, imagined a scenario in which Sinema, a former Democrat turned independent who’s held her Senate seat since 2019, runs for reelection against Lake and Gallego, a Democrat who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District. Lake, who rumors say is considering running for the seat but has not confirmed this, polled at 36 percent, according to Blueprint, well ahead of the two rivals. Gallego trailed closely with 32 percent, while Sinema ran a distant third with 14 percent,” Deseret News reported.

According to the poll, one of six voters polled indicated they were undecided in a three-way race, which could be beneficial for Senator Sinema in her bid to keep her seat.

Senator Sinema, who left the Democratic Party last month, has gained the support of Republican and Democrat voters and a separate poll indicates that she stands the best chance of remaining in the Senate, stating that it “may be for the Republican party to nominate a candidate so flawed that moderate and conservative voters would abandon that person for the Independent Sinema.”

Conservative Brief reports:

Sinema officially left the Democratic Party in December and changed her affiliation to the Independent. Her move weakens Democrats’ already tenuous hold on the upper chamber. Prior to her announcement, Democrats had a 51-50 majority in the U.S. Senate.

In a guest column for the Arizona Republic, Sinema slammed “partisanship” and the stranglehold it has on both major parties. Sinema, who is up for re-election in 2024, said she will continue to caucus with Democrats.

“Everyday Americans are increasingly left behind by national parties’ rigid partisanship, which has hardened in recent years,” Sinema wrote. “Pressures in both parties pull leaders to the edges, allowing the loudest, most extreme voices to determine their respective parties’ priorities and expecting the rest of us to fall in line. In catering to the fringes, neither party has demonstrated much tolerance for diversity of thought,” she wrote. “Bipartisan compromise is seen as a rarely acceptable last resort, rather than the best way to achieve lasting progress. Payback against the opposition party has replaced thoughtful legislating.”

“There’s a disconnect between what everyday Americans want and deserve from our politics, and what political parties are offering. I am privileged to represent Arizonans of all backgrounds and beliefs in the U.S. Senate and am honored to travel to every corner of our state, listening to your concerns and ideas. While Arizonans don’t all agree on the issues, we are united in our values of hard work, common sense, and independence,” Sinema said.


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