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Taylor Robson says Ducey endorsement latest sign of surging Arizona gubernatorial campaign

Jul 7, 2022, 12:23 PM

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(YouTube Screenshot/Karrin for Arizona)

PHOENIX — Karrin Taylor Robson believes Thursday’s endorsement from Gov. Doug Ducey is another sign that her campaign for Arizona governor has gained significant traction.

“This campaign is surging. We’ve got tremendous momentum,” Taylor Robson told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Thursday.

Ducey, who is finishing out the final months of his second term, called Taylor Robson “the real deal” in his announcement.

Polling has shown Taylor Robson closing the gap on former TV news anchor Kari Lake.

In the latest OH Predictive Insights survey of likely Republican voters, Lake held a 5-point lead, 40%-35%, over Taylor Robson. The gap narrowed from 8 points in a previous poll.

Early voting for the Aug. 2 primary began Wednesday.

“[Ducey] is a strong conservative and he knows that I have been in the trenches, working on conservative causes and supporting Republican candidates my entire life,” Taylor Robson said.

“It’s not something I’ve come to in the last year, but it’s been my whole life and he knows that.”

The governor’s endorsement follows a pledge for Taylor Robson from Matt Salmon, the former Arizona congressman who was polling third on the GOP side before dropping out June 28.

Salmon told The Mike Broomhead Show on June 29 that Taylor Robson’s conservative track record spurred on his endorsement.

“These are people who have known me and know my history, Taylor Robson said. “All of their help and support will allow us to continue this momentum.”

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Taylor Robson says Ducey endorsement latest sign of surging Arizona gubernatorial campaign