People attend a “Fight4Her” pro-choice rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. /Photo by Astrid Riecken || Getty Images
The majority of voters do not support a complete ban
By Caitlin Sievers || Arizona Mirror
At Arizona rally, Republican candidates sidestep previous election fraud claims as Trump repeats them
By Stacey Barchenger || Arizona Republic
With just days to go before ballots are mailed to Arizona voters, Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake tiptoed away from her focus on former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election in 2020.
Instead, on stage in a dusty dirt lot in Mesa on Sunday where Trump was slated to speak, Lake focused on President Joe Biden and a nation struggling with crime and inflation. The rhetorical shift from past to the present could help her appeal better to independents even as she maintains a rock-solid grip on her Republican base.
Lake honed in on other front-of-mind issues for voters, namely the economy and border security. All of it, she said, changed for the worse after Trump left the White House.
“And now 19 months later it feels like we’re living in third-world country,” she said. “Joe Biden is destroying America and we will not let Katie Hobbs destroy Arizona.”
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake speaks at Legacy Sports Park on Oct. 9, 2022, before former President Donald Trump takes the stage to support local candidates.
Lake and Hobbs, according to most polls, are locked in a tied race to be Arizona’s next governor, one of the most competitive and most closely watched races in the country. Early voting begins Oct. 12 — Wednesday — the same day ballots are mailed out to most voters.