Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is trailing in early Senate polling for the Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) seat that is up for re-election in 2024.
For a Republican in the race, this should be an easy grab with Sinema and the Democrat candidate splitting the liberal vote.
However, Lake is currently in third place in the latest polling, so she has every reason to be hesitant to enter this race.
Need a New Candidate
I know a lot of MAGA supporters love Kari Lake, but if we want that seat back, she is not the answer here.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) is leading both Sinema and Lake in three-way polling.
Gallego is holding 34 percent, with Lake and Sinema in a virtual tie at 26 and 25 percent, reported the Washington Examiner.
There are still 15 percent undecided, so there may yet be some votes out there for Lake.
That Arizona Public Opinion Pulse report is the first poll that I have seen where Lake is ahead of Sinema, but the polls have had them pretty close the entire time.
But my question is this… how in the hell can Lake be eight points behind in a three-way race with two liberals? It’s embarrassing.
Even so, Lake is still considering running, stating, “I’m seriously considering — we need a senator in Arizona who will put the people of Arizona first, who will put America first, who’s not a leftist who votes with Joe Biden 93-100% of the time, and I think Arizona’s ready for that.”
If we are going to take that race, we are going to need a more moderate Republican to step in and run in this election.
Whether we like it or not, Arizona is no longer a hard-conservative state, so you are going to have to be willing to accept someone that might piss you off from time to time by voting with the other side of the aisle.
The key here is to identify someone who has our key issues on his or her agenda and put them into the race. If we lose a battle here and there, it's no big deal, as long as the key issues are checked off and we take back the overall control of the Senate.
If we are going to do anything, we have to get that gavel away from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) or the next two years will be identical to the last two.
Oh, and we also need to remove Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) from leadership. He can die in that seat for all I care, but we can no longer allow him to call the shots.