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Kari Lake wins Republican nominee for AZ Governor

Beat out establishment opponent Karrin Taylor Robson
Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 22:26:08-04

Former television news anchor Kari Lake has won the Republican primary for Arizona governor. The Associated Press called the race Thursday evening.

Lake walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters.

Her victory Thursday is a blow to the GOP establishment, which lined up behind lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson.

Lake said she would not have certified President Joe Biden's 2020 victory and put false claims of election fraud at the center of her campaign.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and others tried to push the GOP to move on from the Trump era of election conspiracies and lies.

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