EXCLUSIVE: Kari Lake Lands Two Big America-First Endorsements From Sen Rand Paul And Rep Matt Gaetz

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz will endorse Arizona Senate Republican candidate Kari Lake on Monday for U.S. Senate, the Daily Caller has first learned.

Both Paul and Gaetz said they believe Lake will be the perfect candidate to shake things up in Washington and defeat her Democratic opponent, Rep. Ruben Gallego.

“Kari Lake is MAGA to her core and cannot be bought by the establishment. I am proud to endorse her for the United States Senate in Arizona. I am very much look forward to watching her shake up the halls of power,” Gaetz told the Caller. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Kari Lake’s Senate Campaign Launches Ad On Musk’s Platform As The Left Tries To Cancel Twitter)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters before a Senate luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on December 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

“Kari Lake will go to DC to shake things up, and that’s exactly the kind of leadership that Arizona needs in the United States Senate. I am proud to endorse Kari Lake for the United States Senate because she has the policies, the drive, and desire to defeat the Washington War Machine and restore American liberties,” Paul 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)

Lake told the Caller she is grateful for the endorsements and said both Paul and Gatez have been “champions” fighting for liberty and against the “Washington War machine.”

“I am thankful to have the endorsement of America First warriors Senator Paul and Rep. Gaetz. They have been champions for fiscal responsibility, liberty, and fighting against the Washington War machine. I look forward to working with them to implement President Trump’s agenda,” Lake said in response to the two endorsements. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Going To Beat You’: Video Shows Kari Lake Confronting Arizona Rep Challenging Her For Senate)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) departs from the U.S. Capitol Building on September 29, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Lake has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty, Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tommy Tuberville Endorses Kari Lake For Senate)

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.

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.

Two recent polls show Lake with a slight lead over Gallego.