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Taylor Robson: Lake is a ‘fraud’ but I’d support her Arizona gubernatorial run in general election

Jul 26, 2022, 4:25 PM

Karrin Taylor Robson, left; Kari Lake (Facebook Photos)...

Karrin Taylor Robson, left; Kari Lake (Facebook Photos)

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PHOENIX — Despite a heated battle to secure the Republican nomination for governor in Arizona, Karrin Taylor Robson said she would support Kari Lake in the general election if the former TV news anchor were to win the primary.

Taylor Robson told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad on Tuesday that she believes Lake “is a fraud, she’s fake” but added that her allegiance belongs to the Republican Party.

“I’ve always supported the Republican nominee,” Taylor Robson said. “While we might have differences of opinions, I always support the Republican nominee.”

The race has become more polarized in recent weeks with former Vice President Mike Pence and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who is leaving office due to term limits, throwing their support behind Taylor Robson.

Lake is the Donald Trump-backed candidate who held a rally in Prescott Valley with the former president on Friday.

Taylor Robson, along with Pence and Ducey, also held events in Arizona on Friday.

The former housing developer and member of the Arizona Board of Regents believes momentum is on her side in the battle with Lake, who has consistently polled as the top Republican candidate for governor ahead of next Tuesday’s primary.

“Every passing day, [Lake] continues to reveal more about who she is and true character is revealed over time and under pressure,” Taylor Robson said. “That is playing itself out with Kari Lake as more and more people get to know her.”

Taylor Robson has been pouring millions of her own money into her campaign, especially recently.

She spent nearly $2 million in the first half of July, four times more than Lake, and loaned herself another $1.85 million, according to pre-primary campaign finance reports.

Taylor Robson believes the time and money will pay off.

“I have been criss-crossing this state, going to places I had been to many times before and going to new places all the time … and I can just tell you, I feel it,” Taylor Robson said.

“When people hear my message who I am, what my qualifications are and where I want to take this state, they’re coming my way.”

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Taylor Robson: Lake is a ‘fraud’ but I’d support her Arizona gubernatorial run in general election