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Kari Lake Raises Over $300,000 At DC Fundraiser Day After Kyrsten Sinema Announces Retirement

A day after Arizona independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced her retirement on Tuesday, Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake raised more than $300,000 at a Washington, D.C., fundraiser, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported. revealed.

Lake and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego are likely to contest Sinema's seat in November, after months of speculation about whether the independent will seek re-election. Lake's campaign told DCNF that National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Steve Daines hosted the fundraiser, along with Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso and Senate Minority Whip John Thune. and Texas State Senator John Cornyn were in attendance. (Related: Democratic Senate campaign says it has raised more than $1 million after Kyrsten Sinema announces retirement)

“Lake Kali grew it. [$330,000] 1 hour per event. “The Republican Party is excited about her campaign,” a campaign spokesperson told DCNF. “Her opponent, Ruben Gallego, is far left and supports open borders, sanctuary cities, and high taxes. He will vote 100 percent for Biden. Arizonans will be fooled by Gallego's extreme record.” It won’t happen.”

Other prominent Republican senators who participated in the fundraiser include Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Roger Grassley of Kansas, the campaign said. The list includes Marshall and Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

The NRSC formally endorsed Lake on February 13th.

WASHINGTON, DC – December 13: U.S. Helsinki Committee Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) holds a hearing on the recent rise in anti-Semitism and threats to democracy at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Hear testimony at. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hours earlier, Gallego's campaign announced that it had raised more than $1 million from about 24,000 donors in the 24 hours since Cinema's announcement. According to Gallego's team, it was the campaign's “highest-funding day.”

The congressman, who has been in the race for more than a year, has raised $13. He made $2 million this cycle, with his $6.5 million cash on hand. according to Based on the latest data from the Federal Election Commission.lake campaign report It has surpassed $2 million since its launch in October, and will be in the bank in 2024 with just over $1 million.

The Senate race is already much more competitive in the polls in Sinema's absence. suggest If it had been a three-way race, she would have lost.

Late February poll From Rasmussen Reports/The Bull Moose Project, Lake leads Gallego by three points in head-to-head competition, while former Emerson College/The Hill investigation The lawmaker suggested he would win by seven points.

Sinema's seat is included in a 2024 “toss-up” division, along with Democratic Senate races vying to oust Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. according to Go to Cook Political Report.

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