EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Josh Hawley Endorses Kari Lake For Senate

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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley will endorse Arizona Senate Republican candidate Kari Lake on Monday for U.S. Senate, the Daily Caller has first learned.

Hawley said Lake would be the perfect candidate to shake things up in Washington and defeat her Democratic opponent, Rep. Ruben Gallego. The senator also said she will deliver on border security and economic security for Arizonans.

“I am proud to endorse Kari Lake for Senate in Arizona. Kari is a proven conservative outsider and fighter who will deliver border security and economic security for Arizonans,” Hawley told the Caller.

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 face Gallego in the general election.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) delivers remarks at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority conference at the Washington Hilton on June 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. Former U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at tomorrow evening’s “Patriot Gala” dinner. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“Senator Hawley is a proven America First fighter. I am thrilled to have his endorsement for Senate in Arizona. I look forward to working with him to Save America from the Far-Left,” Lake told the Caller in response to Hawley’s endorsement.

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. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has also endorsed Lake. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Kari Lake Lands Two Big America-First Endorsements From Sen Rand Paul And Rep Matt Gaetz)

On Oct. 3, Lake registered her Senate campaign committee with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) ahead of her campaign launch. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: J.D. Vance To Endorse Kari Lake For Senate)

Cook Political rates the 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.