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Kari Lake files with FEC to run for Senate in 2024

Should Lake win the primary, she may participate in a rare three-way contest, as incumbent Sen. Krysten Sinema left the Democrats to become an independent in December of last year.

Published: October 3, 2023 9:30pm

Former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is officially running for Senate in 2024.

The conservative firebrand filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday, AZCentral reported. In 2022, she narrowly lost her bid to govern the state to then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. She has since claimed that been the legitimate victor of the contest and filed a litany of election challenges.

Lake advisor Caroline Wren last month confirmed that she plans to formally announce her campaign on Oct. 10, potentially putting her in conflict with former Arizona GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters, who has also expressed interest in a Senate campaign.

Masters lost the 2022 race to Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, consultant George Nicholson, and engineer Brian Wright have already declared their candidacies.

Should Lake win the primary, she may participate in a rare three-way contest, as incumbent Sen. Krysten Sinema left the Democrats to become an independent in December of last year. Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego is the only major candidate in the Democratic primary thus far and Sinema has not announced her reelection plans.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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