Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial nominee says she will conduct a wide-ranging tour to answer voters’ questions while her Democrat opponent remains noticeably absent from the campaign trail.
Kari Lake said in a video posted to her Twitter account that she is announcing an “Ask Me Anything” tour in response to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ refusal to share a stage with her, escalating what has been a one-sided war in that arena.
“My opponent Katie Hobbs’ strategy is to hide from me, hide from the media, and hide from you, the voter” Lake says in the video. “I’m taking a different approach. I am so excited to announce my ‘Ask Me Anything’ tour.”
“That’s right! Ask me anything,” Lake says. “Hate me? Don’t trust me? Are you still a little skeptical? That’s fine. I signed up for this. I am applying for the job of governor, and you, the voter are the hiring manager. And this tour is my job interview.”
HUGE NEWS: I have come up with a solution to @katiehobbs debate dodge. If she won't speak to you, I will continue to!
So… Ask Me Anything, Arizona!
Text KARI to 70789
This should be fun ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/gU0lPnTaUN
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 19, 2022
Since Katie Hobbs won’t debate me, I decided to launch this tour,” says Lake. “I’m coming to a town near you and I look forward to answering all your questions.”
Lake has been beating the drums against her opponent in light of Lake’s refusal to debate, an ongoing saga and major storyline of the general election.
Most recently, Lake offered to extend the deadline for Hobbs to accept the debate offer until October 12 after Hobbs officially said she would not participate.
The strategy appears to be working.
As reported by The Arizona Sun Times, Lake is widening her lead against Hobbs in the polls.
The latest poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group between September 14 and September 17 among 1,080 likely 2022 voters, shows Lake with a lead of 50 percent to 45.6 percent.
The margin of error for the poll is 2.9 percent and it has a confidence level of 95 percent.
That is an increase from Lake’s .7 percent lead at the end of August.
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