Trump-endorsed Kari Lake has secured a win in the GOP gubernatorial primary contest; Lake will likely go on to face Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the general election.
The former Fox 10 anchor took the race by storm last year, becoming the immediate frontrunner with a style and message that closely emulated former President Trump. Lake’s campaign has been characterized by her combative style, anti-establishment rhetoric and unflinching support for Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was rigged against him.
The battle between Lake and Robson became a proxy war between Trump and the establishment wing of the GOP. Trump endorsed Lake in September, while incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey and former Vice President Mike Pence threw their support behind Robson in July, around the time early voting began.
Lake issued a statement of victory on Wednesday night.
“We out-voted the fraud, we didn’t listen to what the fake news had to say,” Lake told reporters, according to the Arizona Mirror. “The MAGA movement rose up and voted like their lives depended on it.”
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