Tulsi Gabbard made headlines last week when she formally announced that she was leaving the Democrat party.
Then she went to New Hampshire to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Don Bolduc.
Now she is campaigning for Arizona Republican governor candidate Kari Lake.
ABC News reports:
“I feel like a rockstar up here, Tulsi,” Lake said in front of at least 250 people. “You are a rockstar, Kari,” Gabbard responded.
At the campaign event, less than three weeks ahead of the midterm elections, Gabbard acknowledged that some have told her it was “odd” that she would be campaigning for Lake in Arizona as a former Democrat — but she dismissed those concerns.
“It’s only odd if you’re focused on the wrong things,” Gabbard said of her endorsement. “If you’re paying attention, you recognize that what we share in common, Kari and I and every one of you, is that pride, and it is the courage…It is clear eyes to recognize the threats to our safety, to our borders, to our communities, to our families and our kids that are coming from today’s so called woke radical Democrat Party.”…
Lake, who once donated to former President Barack Obama’s campaign, said on Tuesday that it was “no secret” that she was once a Democrat, too.
“I registered as a Democrat for four years. I was disappointed at the time at the establishment Republican Party,” Lake said. “I know it’s hard sometimes to kind of go, ‘gosh, darn it, we got it wrong. I voted for the wrong guy.’ But we don’t judge.”
Gabbard has not announced her next step in American politics, or if she’d consider jumping to the Republican Party. She’s long spoken out against the nationwide two-party system, however, leaving some to speculate that she may find a political home as an independent or in a third party.
Here’s a video:
.@TulsiGabbard: "They have forgotten who is most important. The American people. We are seeing it and feeling it every day, and this is why I'm here to support @Karilake for Governor." pic.twitter.com/5UEmE6j6dQ
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 19, 2022
Lake is leading the race now by four points.
Kari Lake (R) 49% (+4)
Katie Hobbs (D) 45%
Mark Kelly (D-inc) 47% (+2)
Blake Masters (R) 45%
Marc Victor (L) 3%
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 21, 2022
Lake is likely to win this race. She will be great for Arizona.