Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has become one of America's most high-profile Republican figures.
However, the conservative superstar recently said that she was offered a bribe to stay out of the spotlight.
According to the Daily Caller, Lake made the announcement this weekend while speaking in Florida at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
.@KariLake: They tried to bribe me with a nice job title
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"Something happened to me this week before I left for CPAC, and it shows how desperate these people are to stop me," Lake was quoted as telling CPAC attendees on Saturday.
"Somebody showed up at my door this week. They called me before and said: I gotta talk to you in person, this can’t be done over the phone…" Lake recalled.
"They came to my door, and they tried to bribe me out of getting out of politics. This really happened. I’m telling you this because this is how disgusting politics is," the former news anchor insisted.
"A mom who runs for office and they’re afraid of me? They tried to bribe me with a job title, with a huge salary, a position on a board," she explained.
The former gubernatorial candidate said that this unnamed individual asked her to name a price in order "to get out of politics for two years."
Lake said she was unequivocal in her response, telling the figure to "let your handlers back east know that I can’t name a price, because there is no price that I would sell out my country for. I’m not going anywhere."
Politico reported last month that Lake met with members of the National Republican Senatorial Committee ahead of a possible 2024 Senate run.
Meanwhile, the Daily Caller pointed out that some in the Republican Party are less than enthusiastic about the prospect of a Lake candidacy as she may be "too extreme to win a general election in Arizona."
Republican South Dakota Sen. John Thune told Politico that anyone running for office in '24 on a platform that calls into question the voting process is likely to have the "same issues that some of the '22 candidates had."
"I just don’t think that’s where the American public is. It’s a swing state — we need to have a good Republican nominee, obviously," Thune said. "You know, whoever gets in, I hope they focus on the future, not the past."