Endorsing the MAGA brand is good business for Republicans who plan to have a future in elected office. Look no further than the latest endorsement coming Kari Lake’s way in her bid for a Arizona U.S. Senate seat.
On Wednesday Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) let The Daily Caller know that he is planning to issue a public endorsement of Lake later on Wednesday. Calling Lake his “teammate,” Sen. Tuberville said the GOP conference needs more members like her if they are to oust Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) from the top spot next year.
“If I learned anything from my 40 years of coaching football, it was the value of teamwork. And if I’ve learned anything during my time in the Senate, it’s that America needs more common-sense conservatives willing to go against the grain in Washington, D.C., and fight to take our freedoms back. Kari Lake is just the teammate I need beside me in the United States Senate. That’s why she has my complete endorsement,” Tuberville told the Caller, referencing his legendary college football coaching career.
Lake, who launched her bid in October, didn’t wait long before accepting the endorsement and thanking Sen. Tuberville for standing with conservatives as she battles it out to win her party’s primary in August.
“My father was a football coach. He taught me the value of taking no plays off, of tackling problems head-on. Coach Tuberville is cut from the same cloth. He shares my relentless drive to save our country, and Coach needs more America-First Senators to take the field alongside him and win this country back. I’m honored to have his endorsement,” Lake told the Caller.
Thanks to widespread name recognition stemming from her gubernatorial race in 2022, Lake is heavily favored to win the GOP’s nod to take on incumbent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and a Democratic challenger. Sinema, who left the Democratic Party last year, faces steep odds against Lake as well as Rep. Rubin Gallego (D-AZ), who is expected to win his party’s nomination.
The Republican frontrunner has been an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump and supported his allegation that President Joe Biden unfairly won Arizona in 2020. She has ruthlessly mocked the president’s GOP rivals for their underwhelming debates. She has already received a nod of support from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), an ally of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and one of the most influential conservative voices in Washington