Kari Lake on Principles & Values



Promises to be most pro-American senator in the country

[Campaign announcement]: "I'm really tired of watching our politicians retreat from every single important battle. They're cowards," she told supporters, vowing to be the most "pro-America senator in the entire country."

"That's how we got into the mess we're in right now, because they have surrendered far too many hills. We are on--we're on the final hill right now, and I'm not surrendering this hill," she said.

Source: The Hill e-zine on 2024 Arizona Gubernatorial race , Oct 10, 2023

I'm working hard to earn your vote; she's avoiding a debate

SPOT TITLE: "Debate"

ADVERTISER: Yuma County Republican Party/Lake for AZ Governor

Kari Lake is answering the tough questions and working hard to earn your vote. [Graphic: "Earning Your Vote" with background scene "Arizona Kari Lake, Nov. 22" appearing like a car license plate on podium with Lake speaking in a full-color video]. But Katie Hobbs is too timid to debate or defend her liberal record: [Graphic: "Katie Hobbs Running Away From a Debate", Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts, 10/12/22, headline and byline with background scene of Katie Hobbs in a still B&W photo]: crisis at the border; skyrocketing inflation; a looming recession. Arizonans want answers and solutions, and they deserve a gubernatorial debate. If Katie Hobbs is too afraid to debate, how can we trust her to make the tough choices? Katie Hobbs is too weak to lead Arizona. [Graphic: another Katie Hobbs B&W still photo with caption "Paid for by Yuma County Republican Central Committee; Authorized by Kari Lake."

Source: AdImpact.com AdWatch on 2022 Arizona Gubernatorial race , Oct 17, 2022

2020 resulted in illegitimate fool in the White House

Arizona Republican nominee Kari Lake has put false claims about the 2020 election at the center of her campaign--repeatedly and falsely declaring the election "stolen" and even calling it "disqualifying" and "sickening" that her top rival in the party primary wouldn't say the same. In early August, Lake said of Biden: "Deep down, I think we all know this illegitimate fool in the White House--I feel sorry for him--didn't win."

Lake has said she would not have certified Biden's victory in Arizona if she had been governor. She has continued, even in 2022, to demand the decertification of the Biden-won states of Arizona and Wisconsin, though that is a legal impossibility.

Lake has made numerous false claims about the 2020 election. She has falsely claimed Biden didn't receive 81 million votes he indeed received, falsely claimed Trump won Arizona, though he actually lost by more than 10,000 votes, and promoted baseless conspiracy theories about the vote count.

Source: CNN on 2020 Election Denial in 2022 Arizona Governor race , Sep 9, 2022

Can't allow liberal policies to California our Arizona

I want to see Arizona remain a great symbol of the American West. We don't want to be some homogenized, unrecognizable state, a second California. California is the "Progressive Dream" realized in full after decades of one-Party Democrat control. We can't allow liberal policies to California our Arizona--if we do there will be nowhere left to run.

Kari Lake, the former anchor for Fox 10 News in Phoenix, became a symbol of truth in journalism when she walked away from the mainstream media despite being number one in the ratings for more than two decades. Kari Lake continues to be a voice for the silent majority suffering at the hands of cancel culture, critical race theory, and the devastating effects progressive policies are piling up on America's formerly great cities.

Source: 2021 AZ Gubernatorial campaign website KariLake.com , Sep 3, 2021

Cancel culture is meant to keep people from speaking out

[On free speech]: "That's exactly what that ugliness and cancel culture and name-calling is meant to do: keep people from speaking out, getting involved & doing the right thing. If we all cower when the media, social media trolls and hateful people try to hurt us, we will never accomplish great things," said Lake. "I am running because I care too deeply about this state and the wonderful people who live here to sit on the sidelines and watch us adopt the same policies that left California in shambles."
Source: The Western Journal on 2022 Arizona Gubernatorial race , Jun 2, 2021

Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA after presidency.

Lake is endorsed by Trump/MAGA endorsement list

Endorsements by Donald Trump, implying support of Trump's agenda and electoral style. The phrase `Make America Great Again` was popularized in Trump`s 2015 book Time to Get Tough:Making America Great Again. It is the campaign slogan embroidered on the ubiquitous red caps seen at Trump rallies (which after Trump`s presidency, became known as `MAGA rallies`).

Source: Ballotpedia 2016-2022 endorsement list 2022-MAGA on Jan 1, 2022

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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