Matt Gaetz and Rand Paul Both Endorse Kari Lake in Arizona Senate Race

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Kari Lake, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

On Monday, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) declared their support for Republican candidate Kari Lake in the Arizona Senate race.

“Kari Lake is MAGA to her core and cannot be bought by the establishment. I am proud to endorse her for the United States Senate in Arizona. I am very much look forward to watching her shake up the halls of power,” Rep. Matt Gaetz announced in a statement.

“Kari Lake will go to DC to shake things up, and that’s exactly the kind of leadership that Arizona needs in the United States Senate. I am proud to endorse Kari Lake for the United States Senate because she has the policies, the drive, and desire to defeat the Washington War Machine and restore American liberties,” Paul remarked in a statement of his own.

While the majority of Lake’s support has been from former President Trump’s allies, she has also received the support of prominent Republican figures such as Senate No. 3 Republican John Barrasso (Wyo.) and Sen. Steve Daines (Mont. ), the chairman of the Senate GOP campaign arm, as Republicans in Washington, D.C. attempt to unite behind her.

Lake is the overwhelming frontrunner in her race for the Republican nomination, which she is vying for against Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb.

In the general election, she is anticipated to face Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona), whereas the incumbent, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Arizona), has not declared her intention to seek re-election.

Cook Political Report, an impartial election evaluator, classifies Sinema’s re-election as a “toss-up.”

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