Kari flies To Mar-a-Lago following Trump's announcement!

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Kari Lake, who was projected Monday to lose her race for governor of Arizona, traveled Thursday to former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, according to two people familiar with the activity. One of the people said she received a standing ovation when she entered a luncheon hosted by the America First Policy Institute, a think tank founded last year by Trump allies and former members of his administration. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private events.

The think tank is hosting a “Gala and Experience” at Trump’s club on Thursday and Friday. A verbatim quotation says the agenda is to “ensure polices are prepared and finalized for new sessions of Congress and the state house.”

Lake has not conceded defeat. The visit to Mar-a-Lago, while vote counting continues in Arizona, illustrates that she is already taking steps to maintain her profile in the former president’s orbit. Her support also could prove consequential for Trump, who launched his 2024 presidential campaign this week under criticism for his role in the party’s underwhelming performance in the midterm elections. Lake has been floated as a possible vice president contender for Trump’s ticket.

Lake, a former television news anchor, modeled her bid for governor on Trump’s campaigns and echoed his false assertions that he was cheated out of reelection in 2020. She speaks to the former president regularly, according to current and former campaign advisers. The former president called in to her campaign’s “war room” on Sunday to express disbelief that Republicans were trailing in vote counts and to express support for her and other GOP candidates.

Lake was projected Monday to lose the race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, the current secretary of state. On Tuesday, Lake reacted to Trump’s announcement of a third bid for the White House by declaring on Twitter that he had her “complete and total endorsement!” Lake was frequently discussed as a potential vice-presidential pick for Trump, although she maintained on the campaign trail that she intended to serve a full term as governor if elected.... (Read more)