Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is putting money behind her vow to do everything she can to prevent denialists from winning the election in November, her political action committee announced Friday, spending $500,000 on an ad urging Arizona voters to reject GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. and Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem.
Both Lake and Finchem won the GOP nominations in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen, and Lake refused to accept the results of the 2022 election in a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.
In several public appearances, Cheney has warned Arizona voters that they will play an important role in “ensuring the future functioning of our constitutional republic” — that electoral deniers like Lake and Finchem could wreak havoc in the 2024 presidential election in a swing state. It may determine the next occupant of the White House.
The new ad features Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, at a recent rally saying she couldn’t remember if she’s ever voted for a Democrat, but telling listeners she would this year if she lived in Arizona.
“You’ve got a candidate for governor, Kari Lake, you’ve got a candidate for secretary of state, Mark Finchem, and they’ve both said they’ll only respect the results of an election if they agree with it,” Cheney says in a clip. From a recent appearance at a McCain Institute event on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
“And if you care about the survival of our republic, we cannot give power to people who will not respect elections.”
Cheney’s new PAC, The Great Task, a multi-candidate PAC he sponsored, said the $500,000 media-bought ad in Arizona will air on broadcast, online and streaming platforms. CNN has reached out to the Lake and Finchem campaigns for comment.