Kari Lake, a prominent figure in the America-First movement, has received a powerful endorsement from Vivek Ramaswamy. The former GOP 2024 candidate, known for his candid and forthright approach, has thrown his full support behind Lake.
In his endorsement on X, Ramaswamy praised Lake’s commitment to speaking “hard truths that other Republicans aren’t,” highlighting her as a fearless Republican worthy of the U.S. Senate. “She’s somebody who stands up for the border. It’s a basic issue that I think is a nonpartisan issue right now.”
“This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats. And the people who try to make it into that are the ones who have a vested interest in continuing this crisis.”
“Carrie grew up from within that same [media] establishment… but she wasn’t part of it. She was always somebody who challenged that status quo.” Ramaswamy commended Lake for her ability to ‘torture’ the media, a trait he admires for its ability to challenge prevailing narratives.
“The reason I’m endorsing her is I think she’s going to be an excellent senator and an excellent leader of this country, but also somebody who holds the media accountable.”
He then expressed his determination to support Lake’s election, framing it as part of a larger movement: “This is part of a broader America First movement that’s going to live, not just for the next four years, but for the next 250 years and then some after that.”
Lake, whose momentum was carried through her efforts to expose alleged election irregularities in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election, pivoted to launch her Senate campaign in October. In December AZ Central reported that though the Arizona Supreme Court had dismissed her latest suit, Lake was still appealing.
According to Politico, although her total cash-on-hand is not presently available, Lake raised an impressive $2.1 million from her campaign launch on Oct. 10th to Dec. 31st. The three-way race developing in Arizona could see Lake go toe to toe with former Democrat turned Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and leading Democrat candidate Rep. Ruben Gallego should she emerge from the August Primary as the GOP candidate.
In the primary, Lake faces Republicans including Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and several other trailing candidates. Polling from VCreek/AMG cited by FiveThirtyEight shows Lake leading Gallego 46% to 45% (updated Jan 26). A Noble Predictive Insights poll from October showed Lamb trailing Gallego by three points.
Lake’s senior adviser, Garrett Ventry, said in a statement, “Kari Lake is outworking everyone, posting a very strong fundraising haul for her first quarter in the race. Arizona is the best pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans.” As noted by the Republican Senate Committee, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) explained that Lake “has strong grassroots support that is clearly translating to fundraising success.”
In a post to X on Jan. 8th Lake reposted the Senate Republicans’ comments with the caption, “I am running against the two most radical members of the @azdemparty. They are backed by the ActBlue and Soros Machines, but I’m not intimidated at all. Because I KNOW the people of Arizona are with me. We have built the greatest grassroots movement in America, and it’s growing by the hour. I am so grateful to all of you who have joined me in this fight. We are going to Save Arizona!”
Lake has earned the coveted endorsements of former President Donald J. Trump as well as rising star Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL), Chair of the House GOP Conference Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).
She can now add Vivek Ramaswamy’s endorsement to the list.