/ Modified jul 17, 2022 10:02 p.m.

GOP establishment steps up push to block Trump ally in Arizona

Ballots are in the mail and voting centers are open.

360 vote here A vote here sign outside of a polling place in Tucson. November 2020.
John DeSoto/AZPM Staff

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has already helped block one of former President Donald Trump’s allies from winning the Republican nomination for governor in a crucial battleground state.

Now he’s hoping for a repeat in his own backyard. Ducey is part of a burgeoning effort among establishment Republicans to lift up little-known housing developer Karrin Taylor Robson against former television news anchor Kari Lake.

What once looked like an insurmountable lead for Trump-backed Lake could end in a more competitive finish on Aug. 2.

With early voting already underway, Robson is drawing on her family’s vast fortune to drown out Lake.

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