Arizona Republican Kari Lake Touts Her 'Common-Sense Policies'

Susan Jones | October 24, 2022 | 11:23am EDT
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Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona Kari Lake greets supporters in Sun City, Arizona, on October 21, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images)
Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona Kari Lake greets supporters in Sun City, Arizona, on October 21, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Arizona's Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was ready and willing to compare her "common-sense" policies with the Democrats' "dead-end" prescriptions in her Monday morning interview with Fox News.

"The American people are completely opposed to what the left is pushing -- their policies are dead end, destructive policies that we've seen destroy states like California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, New Hampshire, and I can go on and on and on," Lake told "Fox & Friends."

"And we've seen these Democrat policies destroy our once-great cities -- New York, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle. And they know that this is not what the people want. And so they hide and put out bogus polls that make people think it's close, Lake said, speaking of the midterm election in just two weeks.

"These polls are not close. We have a movement, and nothing's going to stop it."

Host Ainsley Earhardt asked Lake what issues concern Arizonans.

"Well, we have the best policies. We have got common-sense policies to solve some of these issues," Lake said:

"Obviously, people are concerned about the economy. Our People who are closing in on retirement or are retired are watching as a third of their retirement savings shriveled up under Joe Biden. We are watching families cannot afford to put food on the table.

"So that's a big issue. A wide open border causing millions of people to pour across illegally, many of them guilty of crimes, and also, the fentanyl crisis that's killing our young generation -- that's a huge crisis.

"The lack of proper education for our children. That's why, in my policy, we're pushing a dual track education, so after tenth grade, you can get a trade skill training or career certification in high school so you are ready for the real world. We have lots of big issues, and the Republicans have all of the solutions."

Lake shrugged off rumors that she might be Donald Trump's running mate if he runs for president in 2024.

"I just think it is humorous, Ainsley," Lake said. She noted that the establishment media attacked her as unqualified when she announced her gubernatorial campaign -- "and now all of a sudden, whoa! I'm so skilled I might be running for vice president.

"I think they are trying to scare the voters. I really do. I think they have tried everything to bring us down.

“Like I said, we have a movement, and it's not about me but the people of Arizona. I'm going to be here, not just four years. I will be here eight years. It will be the fake news' worst nightmare for eight years, so they better get used to it."

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