(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Caroline Wren, a senior advisor to Kari Lake, said Lake has spoken with Senate Republicans.
Lake, the Republican he ran for governor of Arizona, met with representatives of the National Republican Senate Committee on Thursday, her spokesman confirmed.
When asked whether Lake had decided whether to run for the Senate, Wren said, “I don’t believe so. It was more listening, in my opinion.
Wren said that the conversation covered how to conduct a Senate campaign and how it varies from a governor campaign. The meeting lasted an hour, she claimed.
In the Senate building last week, Lake also said she had meetings with Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and others. The Republican candidate who received Donald Trump’s support claimed to be in Washington for the National Prayer Breakfast.
Lake hasn’t officially said whether or not she will run for Senate, despite the rumors and optics that she may. After launching an election-related lawsuit contesting the 2022 midterm results, Lake informed news organizations that she is instead “hyper-focused on winning her court battle.”
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who just said he would oppose Kyrsten Sinema for her Senate seat, has also lately come under fire from Lake on Twitter, who has referred to him as “the AOC of Arizona.”
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), a former Democrat running for reelection in 2024, also came under fire from Lake in an interview with the New York Times.
Sinema is “the farthest thing from an independent,” Lake told the NY Times.
At least one influential Republican said Lake wouldn’t do well in a Senate race.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, stated that any contender in ’24 who uses a stolen election as their main campaign topic “is definitely going to have the same challenges that some of the ’22 candidates had.”
After a two-day trial in which Lake’s attorneys claimed that a number of difficulties in Maricopa on Election Day created enough dilemma for voters that the midterm election should be rerun or Lake should be proclaimed the winner, a judge in Maricopa County dismissed Lake’s complaint in December. The state Supreme Court twice refused a plea to transfer her case, and she has subsequently appealed to the Arizona Court of Appeals.