EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tommy Tuberville Endorses Kari Lake For Senate

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Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville will endorse Arizona Senate Republican candidate Kari Lake on Wednesday for U.S. Senate, the Daily Caller has first learned.

Tuberville told the Caller that Lake is just the type of candidate Republicans need in the U.S. Senate and said she is the “teammate” he wants on Capitol Hill. This is Lake’s third endorsement from a sitting Senator. She also received the endorsement of Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Lake’s bid for Senate back in October.

“If I learned anything from my 40 years of coaching football, it was the value of teamwork. And if I’ve learned anything during my time in the Senate, it’s that America needs more common-sense conservatives willing to go against the grain in Washington, D.C., and fight to take our freedoms back. Kari Lake is just the teammate I need beside me in the United States Senate. That’s why she has my complete endorsement,” Tuberville told the Caller. (RELATED: Kari Lake Officially Launches Bid For US Senate)

Lake responded to the endorsement, telling the Caller that her father was also a football coach like Tuberville and that she is honored to have the senator’s support.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol November 7, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“My father was a football coach. He taught me the value of taking no plays off, of tackling problems head-on. Coach Tuberville is cut from the same cloth. He shares my relentless drive to save our country, and Coach needs more America-First Senators to take the field alongside him and win this country back. I’m honored to have his endorsement,” Lake told the Caller. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Kari Lake Lays Out Border Plan For Senate Bid, Rips Opponents, Says They Will Have To End Up Endorsing It)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 7: Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) walks to a closed-door lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol November 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. The Senate Republican conference will hold a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss Tuberville’s blockade of military promotions and blocking military nominations from reaching the Senate floor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On Oct. 3, Lake registered her Senate campaign committee with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) ahead of her campaign launch.

The Arizona Republican, who ran for governor in 2022, is heavily favored to win the GOP primary. If selected as the primary candidate, Lake will then likely face Independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego in a three-way general election.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 23: Former Arizona Republican candidate for Governor Kari Lake holds a press conference the day after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter A. Thompson dismissed Lake’s final election loss claim on May 23, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. An Arizona judge dismissed the last lawsuit filed by Republican Kari Lake, confirming Democrat Katie Hobbs as the winner of the 2022 election. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – JUNE 12: Kari Lake takes photos with her supporters after speaking during a rally she hosted at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport on June 12, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida. A federal grand jury indicted Trump as part of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s mishandling of classified documents. Trump is scheduled to appear for his arraignment in federal court in Miami on June 13th. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Cook Political rates Arizona Senate as a toss-up, meaning it will likely be a better pickup opportunity for Senate Republicans than Pennsylvania or Montana, which are rated to lean Democrat in 2024.

A recent Democrat Poll shows Kari Lake leading Gallego by one point. An Independent Poll shows her leading by six points.