NBC News reports:
Kari Lake watched her lead narrow in the polls and big players in Arizona’s Republican establishment coalesce around her top rival weeks before the state’s Aug. 2 primary for governor. So Democrats stepped in.
The state party, in an email blast this week, thanked her opponent, Karrin Taylor Robson, for past donations she made to Democratic candidates.
The move was quickly interpreted as another example of Democrats meddling in midterm election primaries to help draw the general election opponent — in this case Lake, an election-denier endorsed by former President Donald Trump — believed to offer the easier matchup in November.
Read the full article. Democrats have tried the same ploy in gubernatorial races in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
NEW with @akarl_smith: Democratic meddling continues in key 2022 races, this time in Arizona, where the state party is giving a hand to Trump-endorsed Kari Lake. https://t.co/0BNJhmwENP
— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) July 13, 2022
Kari Lake, the Arizona gubernatorial candidate who has put lies about the 2020 election at the center of her campaign, has a real chance to play a role in the 2024 election in a swing state. She says she wouldn’t have certified Biden’s victory in Arizona: https://t.co/N8BvSt5wCX
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 1, 2022
Here’s the moment Karrin Taylor Robson refused to admit our Election was stolen. Sickening.
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) July 1, 2022
Kari Lake’s twitter ad is like a rock poster of the worst degenerates, traitors, narcissists, liars, conspiracy theorist’s and the wacko Pillow guy. This woman is so far down the QAnon rabbit hole it’s amazing she has enough followers to get this far in any election. pic.twitter.com/td4dvS4blH
— Wayne🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@WayneLake11) July 8, 2022