Arizona Democratic Party Launches First TV Ad Underscoring Kari Lake’s Extreme Record

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 8th,  2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry,

Arizona Democratic Party Launches First TV Ad Underscoring Kari Lake’s Extreme Record

PHOENIX–The Arizona Democratic Party has launched its first television ad highlighting Republican nominee for governor Kari Lake’s extreme record. The ad, titled “Too Dangerous,” focuses on Kari Lake’s extreme, fringe record on everything from abortion to guns. The ad leads with Lake’s extremist stance on abortion and how she doesn’t support exceptions for rape or incest.

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“Kari Lake has taken the most far-right and radical position on every issue from abortion to guns to putting cameras in our children’s classrooms,” said Josselyn Berry, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party. “Lake has shown how extreme and out-of-step her agenda for Arizona is while ignoring the real issues that voters care about. Meanwhile, Katie Hobbs has already been traveling across Arizona, talking to voters about her solutions to address rising cost of living, our drought, teacher shortages and more. Hobbs will fight for Arizona, not an extreme, right-wing agenda.”

Read Below for More Background on Kari Lake’s Extreme Agenda: 

  • Lake is an Abortion Radical Against Exceptions and Supports Criminalizing Doctors–Lake has said she is 100% pro-life, opposes exceptions for rape incest, and the life of the mother, and has referred to abortion as murder. When asked if she supported exceptions for rape and incest, Lake said: “I don’t believe that any child should be killed in a mother’s womb” and that “life is sacred and you don’t mess with what God wants.” Lake backs Arizona’s pre-statehood, century-plus-old abortion ban, which does not have exceptions for rape or incest, and criminalizes providers who perform abortion punishable by two to five years in prison.
  • Lake Wants to Put Government Spy Cameras into School Classrooms– Lake would mandate the idea of putting cameras in classrooms to surveil teachers and children. The Arizona Republic called the idea “a digital paradise for predators looking to put a name to a child’s face and collect a trove of personal information.”
  • Lake Is Obsessed With The 2020 Election To The Point She’s Said It Is The Single Most Important Issue In Arizona Over Immigration, Water, The Economy And Taxes–Lake often states “election integrity” is her “number one priority,” stating that “if we don’t have a fair election, nothing else matters.” Lake has said the sort of things that “don’t matter” if she doesn’t address “election integrity,” are basic governance issues for Arizona like education, taxes, and fixing Arizona’s water shortage.
  • Lake Is An Extreme Supporter Of Gun Rights, Even Introducing Dangerous Weapons Like Rocket Launchers To The Public–Lake has pledged not to sign any new gun safety legislation in Arizona if elected governor, and in fact she wants to roll back what already exists in the state. Lake opposed red flag laws, which help keep guns from domestic abusers. One of Lake’s few concrete policy proposals is a plan to eliminate the sales tax for gun and ammo purchases, making deadly weapons cheaper to purchase. In a video, Lake would even legalize ownership of rocket launchers claiming the right to bear arms under the second amendment.

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