Kari Lake, a former longtime Fox 10 News anchor who hugs Right-wing conspiracy theories are running for governor.
Yesterday, Lake filed a statement of interest with Arizona’s secretary of state to run for governor as a Republican, and a website for his gubernatorial bid. gone live. Then, in a video posted on Twitter last night, Lake made his big announcement.
“For 27 years, I have covered the people of Arizona and politicians who have done more for themselves and their donors than us,” she said in the video. “Arizonians deserve better. As governor, I will bring truth, courage, and integrity back to the State Capitol.”
The video presents Lake as a mainstream conservative, and she breaks down familiar talking points. Small businesses are still struggling to rebound after a “government forced shutdown” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Police officers are “under attack”. Similarly, Lake described the US-Mexico border as “out of control” and condemned the spread of opioids and homelessness.
The announcement video conveniently side-stepped Lake’s track record of advancing right-wing conspiracy theories, renouncing journalistic values, and embracing a conservative anti-cancel-culture crusade. he famous claimed in 2018 That a public school teacher strike for better pay was a covert plan to legalize marijuana—the proof of that was a parody T-shirt. And don’t forget the time he called Phoenix New Times a “Rip to sell marijuana ads“On-air defending his account at Parlor, a conservative social media platform.
Lake has promoted unverified claims of voter fraud. she also promotes baseless conspiracy theory That the 2020 presidential election was stolen and that Venezuela, Cuba and China were somehow involved. She has recently come into the limelight Gab. be active on, a conspiracy-filled, anything-goes conservative social media site frequented by, among others, QAnon followers and white supremacists.
in an apt illustration of her cold relationship with Phoenix New Times, Lake did not respond to a request for comment regarding his candidacy.
At the beginning of March, the lake at the end kicked him out after journalism video surfaced About her hobbies at CPAC, a major convention for conservative activists. In a video he published on Rumble, another online platform used by conservatives, Lake announced his departure from Fox10 News, calling the media liberal and biased.
he repeated those arguments in one new videos Posted on its gubernatorial campaign website, describing current media professionals as “brainwashed” 20-somethings who are “involved in liberal ideology.”
“I believe a lot of media wants us to be scared and angry,” she said in the video. “I really value truth and honesty and I don’t think the media has any interest in that anymore.”
Lake joins an already overcrowded field of candidates to replace Republican Governor Doug Ducey in the 2022 election, who has been ousted. Six other gubernatorial candidates, including Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, have filed statements of interest for the Republican primary. Meanwhile, Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobso announced his candidacy This morning for the governor.
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