Trump Announces Arizona Rally, Escalating Nasty Proxy War with Ducey
Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Doug Ducey yet again, announcing last night that he’ll hold a rally in support of his hand-picked candidate Kari Lake just one week after Ducey endorsed her opponent Karrin Taylor Robson.
“The primary is the latest point of contention between Trump and Ducey,” Politico reported. “The former president has repeatedly assailed the Arizona governor … After the election, Ducey was famously seen putting the former president to voicemail.”
As Trump and Ducey rehash their years-old feud, the Arizona GOP primary has become dominated by far-right litmus tests and conspiracy theories. Last week in a debate, Lake and Taylor Robson did their best Trump-Ducey impressions, resorting to name-calling and pushing extreme policies.
Lake has centered her campaign on Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Taylor Robson continues to embrace the Big Lie too out of desperation for the support of Trump’s base. In a recent interview with Todd Starnes, Taylor Robson wouldn’t even say if she would certify the 2024 election results in Arizona if she were elected governor.
“Trump and Ducey’s personal feud is spilling over and deeply dividing the Arizona GOP heading into an already nasty primary election,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “Karrin Taylor Robson and Kari Lake have both staked out far-right positions on the Big Lie, abortion, and more — and Trump’s proxy war is sure to drag them to even further extremes.”