Kari Lake shaping up as leading contender as Trump VP, report claims
Kari Lake may be running as a Republican candidate for the Senate in Arizona, but one report claims she's seeking the role of vice president.
A Vanity Fair report reveals that the signs are pointing to the White House instead of Capitol Hill for the former candidate for governor in Arizona.
Vanity Fair on Lake's travels:
"Lake is ostensibly running for a US Senate seat in Arizona, but the cross-country itinerary she’s mapped out to promote her campaign appears better suited for someone with national aspirations or a book to sell."https://t.co/ad04sKb0W6 #AZSEN.
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"While the ex-president reportedly has his mind set on a female running mate and considers Lake a prime pick for the job, she would no doubt make for an unusual choice," the outlet claimed.
"Lake has no experience as an elected official and little national recognition to speak of, having spent the bulk of her professional life working as a local news anchor. It also doesn’t help that some in Trumpworld have been put off by Lake’s arriviste instincts," it added.
Kari Lake among 4 women Trump's considering for VP pickhttps://t.co/o7x3MgNOOj
— RPK Report (@RPKReport) March 7, 2023
One of several female contenders?
"Former President Trump is strongly considering picking a female running mate — and sees Kari Lake as a model for his vice presidential pick, according to people who discussed the topic with him," Axios reported in May.
"Trump is already gaming out the general election in November 2024 — and knows he has a massive weakness with the white suburban women he would need to beat President Biden," it continued.
TRUMP ALLY KARI LAKE TO LAUNCH US SENATE BID IN ARIZONA (Reuters)
Arizona Republican Kari Lake is expected to announce her candidacy for her party's U.S. Senate nomination, in what could be a highly competitive three-way general election race in November 2024. pic.twitter.com/ERtKZN4rgW
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