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(RepublicanWire.org) – Kari Lake is a republican running for governor in Arizona, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

Trafalgar Group has her currently up by 12 points.

On Thursday, she may have just added to her lead, when she was confronted by a CNN reporter. Lake’s response was just brutally honest.

Reporter Kyung Lah from CNN was trying to get Lake to answer some questions, when Lake turned the tables on her, which left Lah speechless.

Lake referenced CNN+ — the streaming service that CNN invested a ton of money that was canceled just weeks after it launched as it failed to pull in viewers. “I’ll do an interview with you… as long as it airs on CNN+, does that still exist?” Lake said. You could see the look on Lah’s face when Lake said that, it was priceless. “I didn’t think so because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling which is propaganda. Thank you.”

There’s no doubt that this will help Lake out with the base who want to see Republicans who are willing to fight back and not go along to get along.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Can Mark Kelly run for re-election as a flinty independent in Arizona? As Politico reports, that’s the emerging strategy for the Senate Democrat, but it’s almost certainly too little and too late. After sixteen months of sucking up to progressives and even throwing his colleague Kyrsten Sinema under a bus or two along the way, the stench of Joe Biden won’t easily evaporate around Kelly’s re-elect bid:

The Arizona Democratic senator is breaking palpably with the president as he pursues a full six-year term this fall in a once-reliable red state that’s recently become fertile territory for Democrats. Though Kelly has at times sought distance from the president on the border and economic issues during his 16 months in Congress, his recent run of schisms with the White House demonstrates that it’s not just Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) calling her own shots in the Copper State.

Though Democrats are used to Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) bucking them, Kelly’s vote against David Weil to be wage administrator for the Labor Department shocked party leaders, according to one Democratic senator supportive of the nomination. And his criticism of Biden’s approach to the southern border only grew louder after the White House reversed the Trump administration public-health order known as Title 42, potentially clearing the way for more immigrants seeking asylum to enter the country.

“I tell them when I think they’re not getting stuff right, like in this case. There’s no plan,” Kelly said in an interview, referring to the Title 42 rollback.

There hasn’t been much polling done in Arizona, and nothing at all for months oddly, but what little there has been doesn’t look promising for Kelly. Republicans have a primary fight that AG Mark Brnovich appears to be leading comfortably so far despite worries among the base that he might not be conservative/populist enough for the GOP at the moment. Brnovich’s history as a former John McCain aide might not win him a lot of favor in the GOP primary, but Brnovich would likely make lots of reference to it in a general election in a state where McCain still remains a well-like figure.

Kelly, however, didn’t get above 46% in head-to-head polling against Brnovich last year. In fact, he didn’t get above 44% in head-to-head polling against any of the GOP’s primary candidates either. His incumbency didn’t do Kelly any favors even when Joe Biden’s job approval numbers looked considerably better than they do now.

Of course, those public polls were taken months ago. We can however assume, based on Kelly’s recent attempts to escape the Biden stench, that his internal polling hasn’t shown any improvement. He’s trying to distance himself so much now that Politico has taken notice of it, and that spells doom for Biden’s attempts to push his progressive Build Back Better agenda under new branding in the next few weeks.

It probably spells doom for Democrats in 2022 and 2024, too. This kind of abandonment by Kelly and other endangered Democrats will make Biden either pull a Clintonesque triangulation or more likely end up a lame duck in the second year of his presidency. The GOP is almost certain to take control of the House anyway, and Kelly’s rebranding shows that Chuck Schumer should be worried about ending up as Senate Minority Leader again. Republicans have a 3.5-point lead on the generic congressional ballot in the RCP aggregation, a red-wave lead that they haven’t relinquished in five months.

Kelly’s trying to get ahead of the tsunami, but his belated embrace of the middle is almost certainly not going to fool Arizona voters. Kelly tied himself to Biden and the progressive agenda when even Sinema resisted it, and that’s a track record that won’t get erased by Kelly’s sudden Biden remorse. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – Democrats face major losses in the upcoming midterms. Their only solution? Trying to pass a set of radical election bills that would make elections “free and fair”— i.e. make stopping voter fraud impossible.

Thankfully, that scheme failed. More than that, states are working overtime to ensure elections aren’t hijacked by cheaters.

Over the last year, numerous states passed laws to safeguard their elections. Democrats rioted, claiming basic measures were the same as “voter suppression.” Well, Democrats and Biden are going to be even more upset, when they learn what just happened in Arizona.

From The Epoch Times:

“A Republican majority of the Arizona Senate Committee on Government passed a slew of election integrity measures on Jan. 24, that they say will ensure future elections are secure and legal…

SB1120, which was approved on a 4–3 vote, would implement currency-grade ballot countermeasures to safeguard against fraud or forgery of ballots.”

Republicans in Arizona’s state Senate passed a variety of bills to prevent fraud and secure future elections. One of the measures would require ballots to have a “secure holographic foil” that would be hard to counterfeit—much like American currency. The goal, according to lawmakers, is to make it easier to vote, but harder to cheat.

Measures like this have been passed in numerous states since the 2020 Elections. Yet Democrats are outraged. They claim Republican majorities in these states are passing laws that make it harder for Americans to vote, particularly minorities. Joe Biden even said Georgia’s new laws are “Jim Crow 2.0.”

Yet nothing passed by state Republicans over the last year do anything to discourage Americans from voting. In fact, in some of these states, they expanded early voting to ensure more people can lawfully vote. The only people who should be upset with the new laws are those who want to vote without ID, want to forge ballots, or want to vote as someone else.

Now, who would want to do all that?

It’s pretty suspect that Democrats are opposed to common-sense measures to secure our elections. There is no reason why we can’t take steps to ensure that only registered voters can participate in our elections. A lack of voter integrity laws opens the door to all kinds of fraud, much like an open border allows all kinds of criminals to flood the country.

I guess Democrats aren’t that interested in security, except for securing their mansions?


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a new bill into law that is designed to protect his citizens’ gun ownership rights. With the Biden administration clearly working to outlaw guns entirely, Arizona lawmakers felt that something needed to be done to protect people. And thus, the Second Amendment Freedom Act was born.

Gun ownership is a constitutional right, but Democrats have made it clear that — in the words of Joe Biden — “No amendment is absolute.” Unlike most laws, the Second Amendment Freedom Act doesn’t actually establish any new guidelines, except for one — a refusal to comply with Biden’s effort to strip Americans of gun ownership. Ducey calls the law “a proactive law for what is possible to come out of the Biden administration.”

“If the federal government does anything that tries to infringe on our Second Amendment in the state of Arizona, we’re not going to comply,” says State Rep. Leo Biasiucci, who sponsored the bill. 

“There’s a lot of discussion out of Washington, D. C., about congressional action around the Second Amendment, and this law was simply to protect the rights that we already enjoy in Arizona,” Ducey told KTAR-FM. He signed the bill just days before Biden’s massive gun control executive order.

“We’re gonna protect Second Amendment rights in Arizona,” Ducey says. “Whatever [Biden] does, it likely won’t do anything to solve these mass shootings that we’ve had.”

Biden calls it “bizarre” to suggest that taking guns from Americans is “contrary to the Constitution.” But outside of blue clusters in Real America, we see plain as day what Biden and Democrats are trying to do.