On Kari Lake’s campaign for Arizona governor, the mic is always hot

On Kari Lake’s Campaign For Arizona Governor, The Mic Is Always Hot - Kdfy3Hyvn7Ibh7Jqgdkwkfzr3I

The former Phoenix TV news anchor has emerged as a Republican phenom by amplifying Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen and embracing the hard-right politics of abortion and immigration

October 16, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake speaks at a campaign event at San Tan Flat in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Oct. 5. (Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)

PHOENIX — If you’d like to speak with Kari Lake, there are some things you should know first.

One is that Kari Lake does not say “um.” Kari Lake’s words are crisp and clean and, when needed, they can be warm or they can be harsh. The more confrontational you are, the more composed Kari Lake will become. People have said Kari Lake is “Donald Trump in heels,” but really, she is Donald Trump with media training and polish. Her sentences are perfectly complete. Her hair is cropped into a familiar pixie cut, left over from 22 years on the anchor desk at Channel 10, the Fox affiliate in…

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This article was written by Ruby Cramer and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com