The terrible sand people in the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan are in for rerun as the sun-stroke Republicans there are testing the old adage of trying the same old thing again and expecting different results:
In Arizona, an emerging battleground, defeated gubernatorial candidate and former TV newscaster Kari Lake is considering running for the Senate seat held by independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, according to a person familiar with the discussions who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations candidly. And Blake Masters, the venture capitalist who lost the Senate race to Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in November, told The Washington Post he is also “seriously” weighing another bid — setting up a scenario where a candidate who underperformed could again clinch the nomination in the swing state.
Both Masters and Lake were endorsed by Trump in their primaries, and the latter was a prominent election denier who championed the former president’s false claims of a stolen election in 2020. Lake is also seeking to reverse the outcome of her 2022 loss.
You might recall that Blake Masters lost to Senator Kelly 46.5 percent to the latter’s 51.4, which is pretty definitive. And Kari Lake lost to Gov. Hobbs 49.7 percent to 50.3, and no amount of recounts and lawsuits budged that result.
So… is Libertarian true believer Peter Thiel gonna Atlas Shrugged (is too a vurb) another campaign? That’s the real question.