Officials from the NRSC meet with Kari Lake

Sherif Saad
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Kari Lake, the unsuccessful candidate for governor of Arizona, met with representatives of the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Lake was considering running for the Arizona Senate at the time of the meeting. Senior advisor to Lake Caroline Wren acknowledged the meeting, stating that it lasted approximately an hour and that among the subjects covered were the distinctions between managing a Senate campaign and a gubernatorial campaign.

When asked if the encounter had influenced Lake's choice to run for the Senate, Wren responded, "I don't believe so." It was more listening, in my opinion.

Lake declined to say how seriously she was considering a run for office during a brief interview she conducted while visiting senators like Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in the Senate hallways. Lake said she was in town for the National Prayer Breakfast.

Meeting a variety of candidates and potential candidates for office does not indicate a preference on the part of the NRSC.

But since Kyrsten Sinema switched from the Democratic Party to become an independent, there are worries in some Republican quarters, notably in Arizona, that Lake will enter the fight for Sinema's Senate seat.

Iake is a fiery conservative figure who had a close relationship with the late President Donald Trump. She has been suing the state of Arizona for her defeat in the governor's race, claiming without any backing that fraud tainted the results.

Numerous Republicans from Arizona, including former Senate candidate Blake Masters, are also thinking about running for the Senate.

The following Friday, Lake will also go to Iowa for a meet-and-greet with the Scott County Republican Women.

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