Kari Lake to meet with senators as she inches closer to Senate bid


Arizona Republican Kari Lake, the outspoken Donald Trump supporter eyeing a run for the Senate, is planning to meet with at least a half-dozen U.S. senators and officials from the Senate GOP’s campaign arm this week in Washington, D.C.

The Thursday visit, confirmed by a spokesperson for Lake, is the latest in a series of recent signs that the conservative firebrand is inching closer toward a Senate bid. It also will mark the second time this year that she has sat down with staff from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

If Lake throws her hat in the ring, she would run for the seat held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat-turned-independent who has not yet said whether she is seeking reelection. Rep. Ruben Gallego has already declared he’s running for the Democratic nomination.