Kari Lake Asking Republican National Committee to Help Pay Her Legal Fees

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Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said she’s asking the Republican National Committee (RNC) to pay for her bills after she filed several election lawsuits challenging the state’s results.

During an interview on Jan. 27 with Steve Bannon, Lake stated that “I heard that [the RNC] raised a couple hundred million for election integrity” and she’s now “asking the RNC to help us pay for some of our legal bills.”

“We haven’t had them do that yet. They’ve said they would help a little bit. We are hoping that they actually do that,” Lake said in an interview on Steve Bannon’s “War Room,” appearing alongside MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. “The people are interested in election integrity, they know that our country is gone. It’s over, it’s caput, if we don’t have honest elections.”

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The Epoch Times has contacted the RNC for comment.

Lake’s remarks came after the RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel won another term after receiving 111 out of 164 votes cast, defeating challengers including lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and Lindell. Following the GOP’s poorer-than-anticipated midterm results, there were calls for McDaniel’s ouster, although her reelection was praised by former President Donald Trump last week.

“I really believe that [McDaniel] heard the call of the grassroots. And she knows how important it is to not only support the grassroots, respect the grassroots, but bring them along. And I hope that we see some changes in the RNC so that we can grow it,” Lake also told a reporter outside her “Save America” rally in over the past weekend.

Legal Challenges

Last week, Arizona’s Supreme Court struck down another request from Lake that the high court take up her election appeal. It’s currently being heard by the Arizona Court of Appeals.

In an order issued on Jan. 25, the Supreme Court ruled that, “as indicated by the Court of Appeals’ order setting an accelerated briefing schedule, the Court has no reason to doubt that the Court of Appeals appreciates Petitioner’s (Lake’s) desire for an expedited resolution.” The petition was denied without prejudice, the court wrote, adding that the appeals court “has had an adequate opportunity to consider the pleadings, conference the matter, and prepare a well-considered decision.”

By Jack Phillips

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