Former Arizona Governor Refuses To Endorse Kari Lake

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 26th, 2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry,
Former Arizona Governor Refuses To Endorse Kari Lake

Brewer: “You Don’t Endorse Somebody That Doesn’t Ask For Your Endorsement”

PHOENIX – Further proof that Kari Lake is incapable of uniting the Arizona GOP was exposed this week when former Governor Jan Brewer explained how the failed TV news anchor has snubbed her. On the Gaydos and Chad Show, Brewer said that despite her efforts, she and Lake still have not met, and that she was “a little disappointed” that Lake has made no attempts to do so. She went on to say, “She (Lake) sort of indicated she didn’t really want to talk to me, or sit down and discuss some of the issues.”

When asked if she was planning to endorse Lake, Brewer said, “You don’t endorse somebody that doesn’t ask for your endorsement.” This comes after Brewer laid out her terms for endorsement that Lake would have to “promise…to prioritize policy and tell the truth about elections.”

Hear the full interview here

“Snubbing a former Republican governor is quite the choice for someone who claims she’s running to unify Arizona. But Kari Lake can’t help herself when it comes to tearing apart the Republicans she calls ‘swamp lords’ and ‘RINOs,’” said Josselyn Berry, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party. “It’s clear that Lake has no interest in uniting her party and would rather pander to MAGA extremists. Compare that to Katie Hobbs who hit the ground running, touring the state and talking to Arizonans about Arizona issues, like rising cost of living, water and funding education.”

See Below for Coverage of How Lake is “Uniting” the Arizona GOP: 

  • Laurie Roberts: Kari Lake Boasts That She ‘Drove a Stake Through the McCain Machine’  –“We got our first taste of Kari Lake the Uniter this weekend. On Wednesday, Lake called on all gold diggers, doormats and RINOs scheming to ‘end America’ to support her quest to become Arizona’s next governor. By Saturday, she was back to bashing them. ‘I won an epic battle in Arizona,’ a jubilant Lake proclaimed at the CPAC summit in Dallas on Saturday. ‘We drove a stake through the heart of the McCain machine.’”
  • Phil Boas: Who Wants to Tell Kari Lake That John McCain is Dead? – “Kari Lake attacks the ‘McCain machine’ as if there was one in Arizona. For her, truth is relative, and if you don’t like it, shut up.”
  • KTAR: Kari Lake Again Bashes ‘McCain Machine’ During CPAC Appearance– “Lake has bashed McCain in the months leading up to the primary, drawing the ire of his daughter, Meghan. McCain responded to Lake’s remark on Twitter, calling it one way to win the majority voting block of independents in a general election. ‘I know she thinks she’s governor already, but you have to win over more people than just CPAC MAGA Neanderthals to actually win a general,’ McCain said.”
  • Arizona Agenda: “Kari Lake secured the GOP nomination for governor, then promptly left town to bash the moderate Republicans she’ll need to win the state.Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, the former newscaster said, ‘We drove a stake through the heart of the McCain machine,’ continuing the anti-McCain tour she started months ago.”

Here’s What Members of Her Own Party Have Said About Kari Lake:

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