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AP: Republican Arizona governor candidate Karrin Taylor Robson backed by Salmon

June 29, 2022

Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon on Wednesday threw his support behind Republican Arizona governor candidate Karrin Taylor Robson over former TV news personality Kari Lake, a decision that came a day after Salmon dropped his own primary bid for governor.

Salmon dropped out after determining he had no chance of pulling out a victory in the GOP primary, and said he did not want to drain votes from Robson.

Lake has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and is widely seen as the race front runner. But Robson has been gaining ground as she wins backing from traditional Republicans and GOP groups and pours money into an months-long advertising effort.

Salmon announced his endorsement of Robson on KTAR radio’s Mike Broomhead show.

“I’m going to work my tail off to get Karrin Taylor Robson elected as governor of Arizona because I actually believe that with all the challenges that we have as a state … we can’t afford to get it wrong,” he said.

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