Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced in 2022 that she would be the Democratic nominee for governor.
Hobbs made the announcement in a video statement on June 2 as a leader capable of ‘doing the job’ and ‘delivering transparency, accountability and results to Arizonans’.
She claims that the state is led by ‘conspiracy theorists who are more focused on political attitude than getting things done’, and said that this mentality needs to change.
“There’s a lot of damage to a lot,” Hobbs said. ‘The other side does not offer policies to make our lives better. They offer conspiracies that only make our lives worse. ”
In her extensive video, she addressed recent threats she received as secretary of state amid the latest election audit, as she used her achievements to tackle the opioid epidemic and promised to rebuild the economy and make life-saving investments in health care and will invest in education if elected governor.
Hobbs’ attempt to enter the race was expected; she seeks to succeed Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, who is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.
The 51-year-old cabinet member is among a growing list of candidates seeking Ducey’s seat. On June 1, Kari Lake, a former Phoenix news anchor, announced her candidacy as a Republican.
In Lake’s campaign launch video, she said Arizona needs leaders with ‘integrity’ and ‘a vision’, and that it is time to ‘put Arizona first’ as she accuses politicians of failing the state.
‘The time has come to put Arizona first. Arizona is first for our children in K-12 education with the curriculum that makes sense, ”she said. ‘First for families so they can thrive in safe neighborhoods. First for people who want to own small businesses. And to first help bring back the businesses that were closed during the state-imposed closures. ‘
The Republican Governors’ Association (RGA) said in a statement to The Epoch Times following Hobbs’ announcement that the voting Arizona people would be able to see through “Hobbs’ fraudulent talks” and the “radical liberal” views he expressed. truly represented, to understand.
“Serving for governor is nothing like Katie Hobbs’ MSNBC softball interview,” RGA spokeswoman Will Reinert said. “Arizonans are re-electing Governor Ducey for his responsible vision on the state and his ability to make the economy roar, and they are going to elect another Republican in 2022 to continue what he started.”
GOP lawmakers in the state have repeatedly clashed over the 2020 election over the past few months, as Hobbs has continually ordered an audit of the state administration and the voting machines in Maricopa County by the Senate, which lawmakers say is of the utmost importance to the restore the confidence of the electorate in the electoral system. .
The state-mandated audit by the Senate began election results in Maricopa province when supporters of former President Donald Trump suggested there might be fraud during the 2020 election, giving President Joe Biden a narrow victory has.
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