Arizona Republican Kari Lake launches 2024 senate campaign

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Kari Lake, in this photo, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 4, 2008, at National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md.

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Kari Lake, in this photo, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 4, 2014, at National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md.

Alex Brandon/AP

Kari Lake is a Republican from Arizona who is a loyal supporter to former President Donald Trump. She announced that she will run to represent Arizona at the U.S. Senate. At an event held in her native state on Tuesday, Lake told a group of supporters she intended to become Arizona’s new senator.


Lake is joining the race to fill the seat held by Kyrsten Sinesma, the incumbent senator who changed from Democrat party to Independent after midterm elections. Sinema’s reelection bid has not been officially announced. Lake, who was endorsed in 2022 by Trump, has contested the results of the presidential election for 2020 and her own loss to current governor Katie Hobbs. Lake also faces a defamation lawsuit on behalf of Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, who she has accused of distorting the results of her gubernatorial run.

Separately, Lake has sued to review ballot envelopes and signatures of more than 1 million voters.

Arizona was long thought to be a Republican stronghold but in 2020, President Biden carried the state, helping him secure a win. Sinema became the first female senator in Arizona when she was elected to replace former GOP Senator Jeff Flake.