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Lake Wins GOP Nomination in Arizona


Kari Lake wins the Republican nomination for governor, completing a sweep for Trump-backed candidates in Arizona. Reporter Bernie Bennett has this story.

Former television news anchor Kari Lake has won the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, climbing past her opponent’s early lead and rounding out the victory for Trump-backed candidates in the swing state. Wednesday, Lake thanked her opponents.

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The Associated Press called the race for Lake just after 7 p.m. Thursday. Lake won with a narrow advantage, just shy of 3 percentage points over opponent Karrin Taylor Robson.

Having never held elected office before, Lake turned her more than two-decade career as a newscaster for Fox 10 in Phoenix into political success in part by attacking the news industry that made her locally famous.

Bernie Bennett reporting.

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