Republican Caught Destroying Midterms

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On Friday (October 28), Rep. Liz Cheney lent her support to Arizona Democrats in an unconventional manner — launching an ad campaign renouncing Republican candidates in the state.

The ad campaign funded by Cheney’s leadership PAC targets two election deniers running for high-profile statewide offices.

In the 30-second ad titled “Honor,” Cheney says, “I don’t know that I have ever voted for a Democrat. But if I lived in Arizona, I absolutely would. You have a candidate for governor, Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of State, Mark Finchem, both of whom have said that they will only honor the results of an election if they agree with it.”

The Wyoming Republican continues, “And if you care about the survival of our Republic, we cannot give people power who will not honor elections. We must have elected officials who honor that responsibility.”

The ad, which is part of Great Task’s, her leadership PAC, $500,000 media buy in Arizona will play online and on ad-supported streaming services.

The ad isn’t the first time Cheney has indicated she would support a Democrat in Arizona, but it’s a far more concerted effort to get other Republicans to do the same.

Lake and Finchem have become the targets of Cheney’s campaign because they have publicly questioned the 2020 election results, despite a lack of evidence proving widespread election fraud.

The pair lack strong leads over their Democratic counterparts, according to polls.

A statewide survey by Arizona’s Family/HighGround showed Finchem with 42 percent support and his Democratic rival, Adrian Fontes, at 41 percent.

Lake, who is running for governor, has a far stronger lead over her Democrat counterpart, Katie Hobbs. Lake has 54 percent support compared to Hobbs’ 43 percent.