Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake trolled outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney big time after the Wyoming Republican cut a commercial urging voters to back Lake’s Democratic opponent.
Cheney’s 30-second ad will air on television, online, and streaming platforms in Arizona.
In her ad, Cheney says: “I don’t know that I have ever voted for a Democrat, but if I lived in Arizona, I absolutely would. You have a candidate for governor, Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of state, Mark Finchem, both of whom have said that they will only honor the results of an election if they agree with it.
“And if you care about the survival of our Republic, we cannot give people power who will not honor elections. We must have elected officials who honor that responsibility,” Cheney added.
In response, Lake sent Cheney a ‘thank you’ letter which she posted on Twitter.
“Dear Liz, Thank you for your generous in-kind contribution to my campaign,” she wrote. “Your recent television ad urging Arizonans not to vote for me is doing just the opposite.
“In fact, my team tells me your commercial should add another 10 points to our lead! I guess that’s why they call the Cheney anti-endorsement the gift that keeps on giving,” she continued. “Thank you again for the huge boost to our campaign.
“Our campaign donations are skyrocketing and our website nearly crashed from traffic as people rushed to learn more about my plan to put Arizona First and join our historic movement,” Lake added.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 29, 2022
The Real Clear Politics average of polling has Lake leading her Democratic challenger, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, by about 3.5 percent, which is in the margin of error for most surveys. However, RCP forecasts that Lake will win.
After Cheney was blown out in her August primary by Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, she has made several pledges to support Democratic candidates.