Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Kari Lake said Tuesday that she would be honored to have former President Donald Trump campaign on her behalf.
Lake shared the comments during an interview published by The Hill.
Kari Lake says she would be "honored" if former President Trump campaigned for her https://t.co/PMHpPrq371
— The Hill (@thehill) November 15, 2023
“I would be honored if President Trump would campaign for me, absolutely. Are you kidding me?” Lake told the Hill in a phone interview.
“And I think — ask a lot of people around this country who are running, they would love to have President Trump’s endorsement. I’m honored to have his endorsement," she added.
“She’s a great person & now she's running for the Senate & I think she's going to do great.”
Thank you so much for your shoutout at last week’s rally in Hialeah, Mr. President!
We ARE doing great because people recognize the strength of the America First movement & are ready… pic.twitter.com/HahCdwPNBG
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 14, 2023
“She’s a great person & now she's running for the Senate & I think she's going to do great.," Trump said during a recent event in Florida.
"Thank you so much for your shoutout at last week’s rally in Hialeah, Mr. President! We ARE doing great because people recognize the strength of the America First movement & are ready to reject the dead-end ideas of @JoeBiden & his enablers@RubenGallego & @KyrstenSinema," Lake posted to X.
🚨𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐚'𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐞
🌵It’s a barn burner!
Three-way race:@KariLake 37%
MOE +/- 3.96%https://t.co/BWS5QhCb9E
— Brady Smith (@ImBradySmith) November 7, 2023
The three-way race between Lake, Democratic candidate Gallego and now-Independent Sinema is likely to help her run.
She currently holds a lead if all three candidates remain in the race, according to a recent poll.
In a two-person matchup against Gallego in the poll, Lake faces a three-point deficit, though she would still be within the poll's margin of error, making it essentially a toss up.
Lake could make more of an impact as a senator than during her controversial run for governor against Katie Hobbs. Hobbs won in the close election that Lake contested, claiming she won.
The new battle might put her in Washington instead of in charge of Arizona, adding to Trump-friendly candidates in Congress as Trump seeks his own comeback bid for the White House in 2024 against President Joe Biden.