Kari Lake could be next for Senate, angering Republicans
Kari Lake still won’t admit she lost her last election. Maybe she never will. But that might not stop her from mulliganing, this time over a less powerful position in her state: She could run for the Senate and fire for the seat that could be vacated by hugely unpopular Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. And no one is more opposed to it than their Republican counterparts.
acc The Wall Street Journal, GOP leaders are concerned — probably rightly so — that while Lake might win the Republican nomination, he himself would burst into flames in the general election. After all, she has a track record of being rejected by voters who already see her as too extreme. Add to this her relentless and baseless allegations of voter fraud, and she could be even more popularly unpopular.
As a result, one adviser says Republicans are “completely paralyzed and awaiting their next move.” One Arizona columnist went so far as to call Lake a “nightmare” candidate — at least “for that part of the Republican Party that’s tired of losing.”
While Lake could still prove popular with MAGA Republicans, the news isn’t so good for those much-needed independent voters. In the 2022 election – the one Lake lost – this group favored Democratic candidates with more than 30 points. In other words, if Lake wants to damage the Republican Party by costing them a potential Senate seat, she should by all means run.
https://uproxx.com/viral/kari-lake-senate-run-republicans-paralyzed/ Kari Lake could be next for Senate, angering Republicans