Over the weekend, former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake came out on top in a straw poll for the Republican vice presidential pick during the Conservative Action Political Conference. The poll results showed that Lake topped the field of 28 candidates with 20 percent of the vote, beating former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis received 14 percent of the vote, and Haley, who announced her bid for the White House last month, won 10 percent.
Lake was a featured speaker at CPAC’s Ronald Reagan Dinner over the weekend and has continued to fight her loss in the governor’s race last November, challenging the election results in court.
The news of the VP results was shared on Kari Lake’s War Room account on Twitter:
We’re flattered, but unfortunately our legal team says the Constitution won’t allow for her to serve as Governor and VP at the same time. pic.twitter.com/gFV3z3wtxB
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) March 4, 2023
Lake shares a story of her growing up in Iowa in a family of nine. She graduated from the University of Iowa and soon found herself in the western state of Arizona where she loved the people and her job as a news anchor, a role she had for more than two decades.
See how her life led her to run for Governor of Arizona.
I’ve shared a lot of stories with you over the last few decades, but I've never shared mine.
Join me on my journey:https://t.co/XJKyq7uzXn
Please share this video! pic.twitter.com/doE6BXex2K
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 30, 2022