ICYMI: “Anywhere but Arizona: Kari Lake loves to campaign. Just not here” [Phoenix New Times]


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 14th, 2023
Contact: Olivia Taylor-Puckett, otpuckett@azdem.org
ICYMI: “Anywhere but Arizona: Kari Lake loves to campaign. Just not here” [Phoenix New Times]

ARIZONA -– Since launching her campaign for Senate a month ago, new reporting from the Phoenix New Times reveals that Kari Lake has been campaigning “anywhere but Arizona.”

“Kari Lake is too busy jet setting across the country to share stages with some of the nation’s leading conspiracy theorists to spend time with the people she’s running to represent,” said Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Senior Communications Advisor at the Arizona Democratic Party.

Phoenix New Times: Anywhere but Arizona: Kari Lake loves to campaign. Just not here.

By: TJ L‘Heureux

November 14th, 2023

Key Points:

  • Kari Lake wants to be the next U.S. Senator from Arizona. Yet she’s campaigning in Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.
  • In the first month since launching her campaign on Oct. 10, Lake has been spotted making the rounds at eight different events. Only two of those events were in Arizona.
  • Phoenix New Times asked the Lake campaign whether she had campaigned at more events in Arizona, but a spokesperson refrained from giving a direct answer.
  • Luckily for Lake, she’s had a lot of great opportunities to see the country, escape Arizona and not meet its voters. During the first month of her campaign, Lake has been traveling to plenty of exciting destinations.
  • Las Vegas, Oct. 21: Lake was a speaker at CPAC’s Save America Dinner alongside noted right-wing provocateur and former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who was arrested for fraud, pardoned by Trump and then indicted on state charges.
  • Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 27: Lake headlined a gala for an antiabortion group whose president said, “Abortion is murder, plain and simple.”
  • Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 1: Lake attended a premiere at Mar-a-Lago for a new documentary by Dinesh D’Souza, who was pardoned by Trump in 2018 and later made “2000 Mules,” a film filled with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud during the 2020 election.
  • Colorado, Nov. 4: Lake headlined a Colorado GOP fundraisering dinner.
  • Las Vegas (again), Nov. 7: She just couldn’t get enough of Sin City, speaking at an event and recording an interview for Steve Bannon’s podcast.
  • Hialeah, Florida, Nov. 8: She signed books at a Trump rally.


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