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Republicans Continue to Get Behind Katie Hobbs

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Liz Cheney: “I don’t know that I have ever voted for a Democrat, but if I lived in Arizona now, I absolutely would”

Republicans continue to move away from Kari Lake to support Katie Hobbs, citing Lake’s radical stances on abortion and elections as too extreme for Arizona.

“We cannot give people power who have told us that they will not honor elections,” Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney said this week at Arizona State University. “I don’t know that I have ever voted for a Democrat, but if I lived in Arizona now, I absolutely would … for governor and for secretary of state.”

Lake has struggled to unite the Arizona GOP, with former Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer saying she and Lake still haven’t met: “[Lake] sort of indicated she didn’t really want to talk to me or sit down and discuss some of the issues.” Earlier this week, Brewer said some of Lake’s claims in this election made her “speechless” while reiterating that she hadn’t yet sat down with Lake but had lunch with Hobbs.

CBS highlighted the growing rift this week with a segment highlighting longtime Republicans like Heather Carter, who publicly left the GOP to support Democrats who will protect abortion. “When you talk to women in Arizona, and they share their personal stories one-on-one, many of them are using this issue as the deciding factor in the 2022 election.”

Watch the clip here.

“Kari Lake is so radical that even members of her own party are crossing party lines to support Katie Hobbs,’” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Arizonans have shown that they won’t accept an election denier who wants to ban abortion — and as Lake continues to double down on her extremism, her support is rapidly dwindling.”

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