ICYMI: Kari Lake Announces Run for U.S. Senate


ICYMI: Kari Lake Announces Run for U.S. Senate

Scottsdale, AZ – One week ago, Kari Lake announced her run for U.S. Senate alongside energized supporters.

Fox News: Kari Lake launches bid for US Senate in Arizona

Excerpt: “I am not going to retreat. I’m going to stand on top of this hill with every single one of you. And I know you’re on my side as I formally announce my candidacy for the United States Senate,” Lake told a crowd in Scottsdale, Arizona, as they cheered the longtime former television anchor turned MAGA champion…”

The Hill: Survey shows Lake leading Gallego, Sinema in Arizona Senate race

Excerpt: “National Research Inc. shows Lake 4 points ahead of Gallego in the match-up — with 37 percent to the Democrat’s 33 percent…”

Politico: Kari Lake locks down a key GOP establishment endorsement

Excerpt: “Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the chair of the Senate Republican Conference, endorsed her bid on Monday for Arizona’s Senate seat — the latest sign that the party’s leaders are warming to her candidacy.”

Fox News: Kari Lake picks up first major endorsement in race to flip Arizona Senate seat red

Excerpt: “Lake received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump amid her campaign launch last Tuesday, but Barrasso’s endorsement marks a major milestone as she has sought to build a bridge to establishment Republicans in an effort to coalesce support for what could be one of the most contentious races in 2024.”

Politico: National Republicans knew Lake was unbeatable. So they joined her
Excerpts: “Lake hasn’t just scared off her Republican skeptics; she’s courted them too. She spent last week on Capitol Hill, meeting with senators across the ideological spectrum”

“Signs of that attempt at maturation were evident there. Lake discussed water issues and trade schools. She praised Ronald Reagan. Her passing reference to election fraud was couched as a non-partisan battle for honest elections’…But she still seemed to have the devoted enthusiasm of a GOP base.”

Daily Caller: Kari Lake officially launches bid for US Senate

Excerpt: “‘We are living in some dangerous times. The world is on fire. And every day Joe Biden wakes up and pours gasoline on it,’ Lake said in her announcement speech…‘The only way to fix our problems is with America First policies.’” 

Washington Examiner: Kari Lake announces run for Senate in Arizona

Excerpt: In a race that includes Lake, Gallego, and Sinema, Lake leads the field with 37% support compared to 33% who said they would back Gallego, according to independent polling conducted by National Research first obtained by the Washington Examiner. Another 19% said they’d reelect Sinema, while another 10% of voters remain undecided.”

Western Journal: Kari Lake announces decision on US Senate run
Excerpts: “Lake showed a video message from former President Donald Trump endorsing her for senate.”

“As early as January, rumors began circulating that Lake would run for the Senate seat held by Sinema. Sinema faced a primary challenge from Gallego, who is left of the senator politically.Gallego voted with President Joe Biden 100 percent of the time during the last Congress, while Sinema was with him 93.3 percent of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight.”

NBC: Kari Lake kicks off her Arizona Senate bid with an endorsement from Trump

Excerpts: “In her address, Lake focused on domestic issues, speaking about fentanyl, gas prices and inflation repeatedly, blaming President Joe Biden for all three. As for her policy agenda, Lake mostly promised to support Trump’s agenda.”

“[President Trump said]: ‘Kari is one of the toughest fighters in our movement, and I am proud to give her my complete and total endorsement for the United States Senate.’”

Daily Caller: Trump makes early endorsement in Arizona Senate primary

Excerpt: “Former President Donald Trump formally endorsed Kari Lake, a longtime political ally, in the Arizona Senate race on Tuesday evening…[Lake] is generally regarded as the frontrunner in the GOP primary”


“I will need a majority in the House and in the Senate, we have to have a big strong majority to help me push our America First agenda through, and to push it through really fast. That starts right here tonight by helping Kari Lake win in Arizona, and she will win too. She is an amazing woman, respected by everyone. Kari is one of the toughest fighters in our movement, and I am proud to give her my complete and total endorsement for the United States Senate” 

– President Donald J. Trump

“Kari Lake will shine brightly for Arizona. She is a generational communicator who is giving voice to Arizona citizens. Joe Biden’s policies have crushed Arizona. Arizonans are dealing with record inflation – up 20 percent under the Biden administration. Arizona is also on the front lines of the worst illegal immigration crisis in American history. Nearly 8 million illegal immigrants under Biden, equal to the population of Arizona. The U.S. Senate needs a Senator from Arizona that understands these issues, and will fight hard to solve them. Kari Lake is in this race to make Arizona and America stronger. I’m endorsing Kari Lake for the U.S. Senate.”

– Senate GOP Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY)

“She’s impressive. I’m looking forward to seeing how the campaign goes.”
– Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

“She is a talented campaigner with an impressive ability to fire up the grassroots. We have a clear path to victory with two Democrats on the ballot in Arizona.”

– NRSC Chair Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)