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Governor criticizes Trump-backed candidates

Doug Ducey says he’s endorsing Karrin Taylor Robson because she’s the “real GOP nominee.”



Ducey (R) attacked Republican candidates for governor in Arizona and Pennsylvania who have received support from Trump’s father, former president, on Sunday.

According to CNN’s Dana Bash, Ducey said his endorsed candidate, Karrin Taylor Robson, is the “real conservative,” while criticizing Trump’s endorsed candidate, Kari Lake, for her support of unfounded election fraud claims in 2020.

In Ducey’s words, “Kari Lake is misleading the public with no evidence.”

As a result, she’s been dubbed “Fake Lake” by her rivals, a nickname that appears to have stuck. This is a margin-of-error race for Karrin Taylor Robson, who started from scratch.


There are numerous contests in which Trump has supported candidates who share his skepticism about the results of the 2016 presidential election.

Many of the officials who will oversee a potentially contentious 2024 election apparatus will be chosen in this year’s elections in Arizona and other swing states.

In the race for Arizona’s top election official, the office of secretary of state, Trump has endorsed a supporter of his voter fraud claims.

Trump said last week that he has decided to run for president in 2024, but he hasn’t yet decided if he will announce before or after the midterm elections.


Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania who has been endorsed by Trump and who has also made spurious claims of election fraud, was not mentioned by Ducey when asked if the Republican Governors Association would back him.

On the other hand, Ducey didn’t hold back when it came to expressing his feelings toward Mastriano.

Governors who put their trust in their citizens, support small businesses, and prioritize education will be better able to serve their constituents, Ducey asserted.

This election should also be about the future, according to him. In my opinion, we shouldn’t give 2020 a second thought.


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