Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary too close to call between Lake, Taylor Robson – NBCNEWS

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Karrin Taylor Robson, candidate for Republican governor of Arizona, speaks in Tucson, Arizona, on July 1, 2022.

It’s too close to call Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary, with former TV news anchor Kari Lake, leading real estate developer and Arizona Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson taking less than 12,000 votes.

On Wednesday morning, Lake had 46.2% of the vote and Taylor Robson had 44.5% in the Republican primary. The two women are trying to succeed Republican Republican Doug Ducey with a limited term.

The race turned into a proxy war of sorts between former President Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence.

The former president last year endorsed Lake, who is a strong supporter of Trump’s repeated and unproven claims that his 2020 election loss to President Biden was due to massive voter fraud.

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Former President Trump embraces Republican governor candidate Kari Lake at a rally on July 22, 2022 in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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Two weeks ago, Pence backed Taylor Robson, who is also backed by Ducey.

Karrin Taylor Robson, candidate for Republican governor of Arizona, speaks in Tucson, Arizona, on July 1, 2022.
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Trump and Pence — who could potentially become rivals for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination — were both on the same day in Arizona a week and a half ago, where they headlined competing campaign events.

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The winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary will likely face Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in November, who is the top contender for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the one-time red state that has become a major battleground in the general election between the two major parties.

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