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May 13, 2024 -
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Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race

Stephen Neukam

Arizona Republican Kari Lake is making her first major advertising move in her 2024 Senate campaign, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Lake so far has been outspent and out-raised by her Democratic opponent, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), in a race that could decide control of the Senate.

    Lake's campaign plans to reserve $10 million in ads for the fall, a source familiar with the plans told Axios.
    That spending will start with a statewide $675,000 ad buy for May, which will focus on immigration and the southern border.
    The ad will run on cable, broadcast and digital in Arizona.

Between the lines: The focus on immigration in the first ad reflects the Lake campaign's strategy to keep the border as a top issue in the election.

    The Lake team sees the border as a vulnerability for Gallego, who has taken a harsher stance on immigration over the past year.
    But the Gallego campaign has already been up with millions in advertising, much of it focused around Lake's past support for an abortion ban in the state.
    The Gallego campaign placed a $19 million ad buy, an eye-popping number for a Senate candidate.

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Re: Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2024, 10:04:12 pm »
Arizona is a blue state now.
Ms. Lake's chances?
Well, they're probably not that great -- even 50/50 would be good.

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Re: Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2024, 10:17:17 pm »
Arizona is a blue state now.
Ms. Lake's chances?
Well, they're probably not that great -- even 50/50 would be good.

There are a lot more GOP than Dems here. It's the constant cheating by Democrats that make it appear to be a "blue state."
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Re: Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2024, 10:41:44 pm »
Kari Lake is already making excuses for her likely Senate loss
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Zachary Faria
May 14, 2024 2:00 pm
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Kari Lake likely is going to blow the Senate race in Arizona for the GOP, and she is already making excuses for it.

On Sunday, Lake laid out her theory that Arizona Democrats were trying to register people to vote when they sign up for Medicare and Medicaid so that they had names on the voter rolls for illegal immigrants to use to illegally cast votes. Lake also said she “wouldn’t be all that confident” that the elections in November would be fair, at least “if it were today.” You have to give yourself enough wiggle room to claim victory if you actually win, after all.

That looks unlikely, though, this far out. Lake, who lost the 2022 race for governor as other Arizona Republicans won statewide, is consistently trailing Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) in polls. This is despite the fact that former President Donald Trump is consistently leading President Joe Biden in Arizona. Lake has somehow managed to craft a more toxic image in her state than Trump, and she is running against a Democrat who isn’t as universally loathed as Biden is with his terrible track record.

She has no one but herself to blame. Shortly before the 2022 elections, Lake told Arizona voters who supported former Sen. John McCain to “get the hell out” of her campaign event. Those voters returned the favor on Election Day, backing other generic Republicans while leaving Lake out to dry. She then ran around the state claiming that the election was stolen from her, ruining her reputation even further. Her 2024 run has been defined by trying to shake the very image she created for herself, with her best strategy appearing to be to flip-flop on abortion until she magically wins over swing voters.

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Re: Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2024, 04:22:41 pm »
Cyber wrote:
"There are a lot more GOP than Dems here. It's the constant cheating by Democrats that make it appear to be a "blue state.""

No disrespect intended in the following reply, @Cyber.

That there are "more GOP than Dems there" is of little actual importance now.

What IS important is that the leftist/communists have seized control, and are using the power they have to solidify their grip.

As the saying goes, "the proof is in the pudding" (or the actual outcome of the election, whether The Party's election apparatus was used or not -- it DOES seem to be used there).

And "the puddin'" is that the important elections are largely being controlled by The Party down there. That is evident and irrefutable over the last 2 election cycles.

For all practical purposes, that makes Arizona "a blue state" now.

It will CEASE being a blue state when the Republican party (in which you are influential) does something to "seize back" the power The Party now holds.

It's merely obtuse speculation on my part, but I don't see how you're going to "get that back" by way of the ballot box. The last two election cycles have proven that.

BTW... I, too, live in a blue state.
The Republicans/traditional-minded folks will NEVER "get this state back", short of revolution or a total societal collapse.

As I said once to a friend, you can be "on the right side" here in CT, but by remaining here you are pretty much assenting political control to the left.
That's "the way it is" here.

I predict it may soon become your fate there, too.

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Re: Scoop: Kari Lake plans $10M ad blitz in Arizona Senate race
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2024, 06:20:41 pm »
All of that is probably true.   I just don't like being called a "blue state" when the GOP voters outnumber the Rats.  That said, who knows what the "Party Not Declared" vote for.  In Arizona, being a PND means you can vote the ticket for any Party.
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