Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has filed FEC paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
Lake previously discussed a possible Senate campaign, but she’s now officially in the race.
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 3, 2023
Investigative reporter Laura Loomer shared the FEC filing:
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 3, 2023
Lake will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ).
Sinema is a Democrat-turned-independent who hasn’t announced if she plans to run for re-election.
“In just ONE WEEK, we will take our next steps in this incredible journey that we’ve been on together. I can’t wait to LAUNCH our movement into the future with all of you!” Lake said Tuesday.
In just ONE WEEK, we will take our next steps in this incredible journey that we’ve been on together.
I can't wait to LAUNCH our movement into the future with all of you!
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 3, 2023
NBC News reports:
Lake will go up against Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb in the GOP primary.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., is also running for Sinema’s seat from the left, boasting a progressive agenda.
Though Sinema hasn’t yet announced her re-election plans, privately her political team has been mapping out a campaign strategy and pitching donors, according to a document obtained exclusively by NBC News.
Arizona is expected to be a key battleground state in the general election. Biden narrowly won it in 2020, a victory that was challenged by Trump, who is running again for the GOP presidential nomination.
There are also reports of former GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters contemplating on running again in 2024.
“Arizona has two TERRIBLE options running for Senate right now. Ruben Gallego, an unhinged Marxist, who believes that border security is racist. Kyrsten Sinema continues to claim she’s an Independent, yet she votes with Biden more often than Bernie Sanders does. Arizonans want something different. They want a Senator who will put them first,” Lake said.
Arizona has two TERRIBLE options running for Senate right now.@RubenGallego, an unhinged Marxist, who believes that border security is racist.@KyrstenSinema continues to claims she’s an Independent, yet she votes with Biden more often than Bernie Sanders does.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 29, 2023
Kari Lake told CBS News: “We have 2 democrats running. One’s trying to call herself an independent, which is laughable considering that she’s voted with Joe Biden 95% of the time.”
WATCH: @KariLake on why she would run for U.S. Senate⤵️
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) September 28, 2023