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Vance endorses Lake in Arizona Senate race

Sinema was initially elected as a Democrat but later left the party and has not yet announced her reelection plans.

Published: February 27, 2024 4:58pm

Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance on Tuesday endorsed Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake, who is facing a prospective three-way race in the Grand Canyon State against incumbent independent Sen. Krysten Sinema and likely Democratic nominee Rep. Ruben Gallego.

Sinema was initially elected as a Democrat but later left the party and has not yet announced her reelection plans. The state is generally regarded as a tossup in the battle for both the White House and control of the upper chamber. Vance and Lake are both prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump and the endorsement is far from an unexpected development.

"Kari Lake is a battle tested warrior who will secure the border and advocate for policies that put the American people first," Vance said, according to The Hill. "Kari is running against a Far-Left Democrat who has been a rubber stamp for all of [President Biden’s] destructive policies that have gutted the middle class. I am proud to endorse Kari as the next U.S. Senator for Arizona."

Lake subsequently thanked Vance for his support, saying "[h]e has been a conservative hero in the Senate, standing up for America First values, and never backing down to the DC Swamp."

In the 2022 midterm contests, Lake ran for governor and then-Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, but was narrowly defeated. She has since emerged as a prominent advocate of election integrity reforms.

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

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