PHOENIX — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Kari Lake in the 2022 race for Arizona governor. Lake is a former Fox television anchor. She is running to succeed term-limited Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
Trump narrowly lost Arizona to President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.
Lake has adopted a pro-Trump platform in the gubernatorial contest that features more establishment Republicans and a potential general election contest with Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Trump said Lake had his “complete and total endorsement.”
"She is a fantastic person who spent many years working as a highly respected television anchor and journalist,” Trump said in his endorsement Tuesday. “Because of this, few can take on the fake news media like Kari. She is strong on crime, will protect our border, Second Amendment, military, and vets, and will fight to restore election integrity (both past and future!). She is against COVID lockdowns, cancel culture, and will end “woke” curriculum in our schools. She will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey—won’t even be a contest.”
Lake welcomed Trump’s backing. She was a longtime news anchor for KSAZ-TV — the Fox affiliate in Phoenix.