Lame duck Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was recently defeated in the primary against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, attacked Trump-backed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in a new ad. The Wyoming representative cut a 30-second ad ripping Lake, claiming she will not “honor” election results. Lake thanked Cheney, who she called a Republican in Name Only (RINO) for the anti-endorsement, which she says is helping her in the race. Now, in the money game, that appears to be exactly the case.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake claimed on Monday that her campaign has raised over $500,000 since outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., recently attempted to derail it in an “anti-endorsement” effort.
“We raised a half a million dollars since she did the anti-endorsement, and people are still flocking to our website, KariLake.com, and donating. It has been an incredible boom for us in fundraising. So I have to extend a big thank you to Liz,” Lake said, adding that her campaign should consider inviting Cheney “to our inaugural ball because we have to thank her for bringing in so much fundraising money for us.”
Lake told Carlson that legacy media have been attacking her for “speaking the truth.”
“You can’t talk about [COVID-19] vaccines, you can’t talk about elections, you can’t talk about Paul Pelosi … and I am talking about all those things because I still believe we have a little bit of the First Amendment left,” she said.
Cheney is openly supporting Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, who is trailing Lake by nine points, according to a recent Fox 10 poll. Other polls show Hobbs trailing Lake by as much as 11 points.
Lake joked, “In fact, my team tells me [Cheney’s] commercial should add another 10 points to our lead!”