A CNN reporter, Kate Sullivan, wrote on Twitter Monday, “I’m told Kari Lake is considering running for the US Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema in 2024.” Sullivan did not divulge more information about where she got that information.
But in a statement on Tuesday, Lake’s campaign disputed the report and noted that she is still challenging the midterm election results in court. Earlier this month, Arizona’s Court of Appeals agreed to expedite her challenge against Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County officials that argued there were enough Election Day problems that swung the race out of her favor on Nov. 8.
Her campaign told The Gateway Pundit that “Kari is hyper-focused on winning her court case as she is the duly-elected Governor and her Election Case proves that,” adding that “hundreds of thousands of invalid ballots were counted in Maricopa County alone” and there were “lines of 4 hours or more at some locations” on Election Day. Maricopa County officials on Nov. 8 confirmed there were ballot printing problems and told voters to place their ballots in separate drop-boxes for later counting.
“That is just a BIT of what went wrong in Arizona,” the statement said. “Kari Lake is fighting to protect the sacred vote of the People of Arizona.”
The statement noted that “dozens of people” have contacted Lake to suggest that she run for the seat currently held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), who recently changed her party affiliation from Democrat to Independent.
“There have been several polls showing she is the strongest candidate and could win,” it said. “The corruption in DC is as bad as it is in AZ and we need to root out that corruption, but Kari’s focus is on her election case and saving the good people of Arizona from [Hobbs].”