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Opinion: State Treasurer Kimberly Yee has already nailed the most important qualification for a Republican candidate seeking the governor’s office in 2022. But will that help her or doom her?
By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic
State Treasurer Kimberly Yee on Monday kicked off her campaign for governor, sounding an awful lot like … Martha McSally.
Yee is the first of what likely will be a crowded field of candidates hoping to replace Gov. Doug Ducey but she’s already nailed the most important qualification these days for a Republican candidate:
Six months after the election, she still refuses to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the election.
That ought to play well with the base.
She’ll face what’s likely to be a crowded field of Republicans that could include former Rep. Matt Salmon, Ducey’s former chief of staff Kirk Adams, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri, former Fox 10 anchor Kari Lake (yes, really) and Karrin Taylor Robson, who within hours of Yee’s announcement announced that she, too, is running for governor.
Taylor Robson is unknown but has cash.