Top Republican Endorses Democrats

Office of Representative Liz Cheney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

During a talk at a McCain Institute event at Arizona State University, outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) indicated she would consider voting for a Democrat in Arizona.

Cheney revealed she would consider voting for a Democrat in Arizona’s gubernatorial and secretary of state races, a jab at Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Republican Mark Finchem, the GOP’s choice for secretary of state.

Cheney’s ire for the pair stems from their support of former President Donald Trump’s false claim that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen.

Although Cheney cannot vote in Arizona, she gave clarity on her opinion on who she would vote for — and why — clear.

“For almost 40 years now, I’ve been voting Republican. I don’t know that I have ever voted for a Democrat. But if I lived in Arizona now, I absolutely would … for governor and for secretary of state,” Cheney explained.

The outgoing Wyoming lawmaker continued, “We cannot be in a position where we elect people who will not fundamentally uphold the sanctity of elections, and I think that’s got to be, you know, more important than anything else.”

Lake, previously a television news anchor, is facing off against Arizona’s current Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs (D), for the governor’s house. A recent poll — by CBS News/YouGov — places both women at 49 percent, a tie that makes it challenging to predict a winner less than one month before the midterm elections.

Finchem, however, is facing off against Adrian Fontes, his democratic candidate and a veteran of the Marine Corps.