Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) endorsed Kari Lake in the Arizona senate race on Monday, Politico reports.
Barrasso, the chair of the Senate Republican Conference, called Lake a “generational communicator who is giving voice to Arizona citizens.”
“Joe Biden’s policies have crushed Arizona. Arizonans are dealing with record inflation – up 20 percent under the Biden administration,” he continued. “Arizona is also on the front lines of the worst illegal immigration crisis in American history. Nearly 8 million illegal immigrants under Biden, equal to the population of Arizona.”
“The U.S. Senate needs a Senator from Arizona that understands these issues, and will fight hard to solve them,” he added.
She thanked Barrasso for his endorsement in a statement, writing: “I am honored by the friendship and endorsement of Senator Barrasso. He is a tested and proven conservative leader who I greatly admire. I look forward to working with Senator Barrasso to get America back on track and fire Chuck Schumer.”
Lake is challenging Sen. Kyrsten Sinema who left the Democratic Party last year to become an independent. Sinema is yet to officially announce whether she will run for re-election. If she does, it will set up a three way contest between Sinema, the likely Republican nominee Lake and the likely Democratic nominee Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz)