Former President Donald Trump will hold a Save America rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, to support Kari Lake, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona.
Trump is scheduled to speak at 9 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. MT.
Trump endorsed Lake in September 2021, touting her strength on such issues as “crime,” “border,” “Second Amendment,” “military,” and “vets.”
“It’s an honor having his support & it is a privilege to lead his #AmericaFirst Movement in Arizona,” Lake said in a July 21 tweet.
The Establishment has thrown everything at me. It hasn't left a scratch.
President Trump, "The Teflon Don," tells me he can relate.
It's an honor having his support & it is a privilege to lead his #AmericaFirst Movement in Arizona.
The swamp is strong. We are stronger.
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) July 22, 2022
Former Vice President Mike Pence and Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) will be holding a “dueling rally” in support of Karrin Taylor Robson, another candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to CBS News.
On July 20, Breitbart News noted that the two upcoming rallies — and the Arizona gubernatorial primary more generally — will serve as a “proxy war” between Trump’s wing of the Republican Party and the establishment wing, with which the former president has maintained tense relations, writing, “The split-screen just two weeks ahead of Election Day — while ballots are already out and people are already voting early by mail — is the most intense direct contrast this ongoing proxy war for control of the party has seen this year.”
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