The Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, will campaign for Kari Lake in Arizona next month.
The governor is visiting Arizona to promote Trump supporter Lake, who is running for governor against Democrat Katie Hobbs. Youngkin’s office confirmed the governor’s trip to The Hill. Lake is a strong proponent of the former president’s baseless allegations of widespread election fraud in 2020.
“Republican governors are leading the country” Glenn Youngkin to rally for Kari Lake next month
The GOP candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, who has received Trump’s endorsement, will be joined by Youngkin at a number of events and fundraisers in October, according to a prominent news source.
“Youngkin is expected to hold political and fundraising events for Lake. As in other trips, he is likely to focus heavily on education policy,” stated the news outlet.
As part of a larger national campaign tour to support Republican candidates for governor, Youngkin is making the trip to Arizona. He recently visited Michigan, where Republicans are trying to unseat Democratic incumbents, as well as Nevada, one of the early states on the 2024 GOP nomination calendar. Later this week, Youngkin is travelling to Kansas.
As far as candidates Youngkin has endorsed, Kari Lake will be the most well-known and MAGA-aligned. She has ardently voiced support for former president Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, protested against Covid vaccination regulations, and slammed the media. In a state that was narrowly won by President Joe Biden, polls have shown her and Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in a close contest.
Kari Lake drops bombshell accusation at rival Katie Hobbs
On Tuesday, Kari Lake, in a video posted to her Twitter account, stated that her rival, Katie Hobbs, battled to prevent the National Anthem, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution from being part of Arizonan classrooms.
“The Pledge of Allegiance, our National Anthem, our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, she says in the video, adding, “I was shocked to learn that my opponent, Katie Hobbs, fought to keep these American cornerstones out of the classroom.”
“Growing up in America, it was an absolute no brainer for you and me to learn these things in schools,” she continued. “Hobbs does not want that same education for our children. Katie Hobbs fought to keep these pillars of our great nation out of the classroom.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Katie Hobbs hoped no one would find this out…
She wants to purge the Pledge, Anthem & Constitution from our schools
Let’s purge @katiehobbs from Arizona Politics on November 8th.
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— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 20, 2022
Lake was referring to a bill covering different American history texts that can be read or posted in Arizona classrooms was passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2018. State law currently permits the reading or posting of a number of other founding documents, including the pledge, the national anthem, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and yes, even the Mayflower Compact.
Senate Bill 1289 merely corrected the language of the already-approved national motto (“In God We Trust”) and added the state motto (“Ditat Deus,” or God Enriches), to that list.
So much for jumping to conclusions!
Earlier this year, former vice president Mike Pence’s favored candidate Karrin Taylor Robson lost to Kari Lake in the Republican primary for governor of Arizona.
Longtime local news presenter Lake, who has received support from Trump and several of his allies, had previously stated she wouldn’t recognize the outcome of the election if she lost and that the contest had already been marred by fraud and irregularities.
The Arizona secretary of state Katie Hobbs, who secured the Democratic nominee for governor on Tuesday, will now oppose Lake.