The current Republican governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, made it clear on Sunday that he doesn’t want Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate to replace him.

Gov. Doug Ducey was a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and he wasted no time trashing Kari Lake, who is seeking the GOP nomination and has Trump’s vocal support:

“Kari Lake is misleading voters with no evidence. She’s been tagged by her opponents with a nickname, Fake Lake, which seems to be sticking and actually doing some damage.”

However, Ducey was far from finished, and he continued to slam Lake, who has repeatedly humiliated herself with remarks she’s made on the campaign trail:

“Well, the names on the ballot are Karrin Robson and Kari Lake. Robson is the real conservative, she’s the real deal, she started her career working for Ronald Reagan, she’s pro-gun, pro-life. she’s the mother of four. She’s been a community leader and a successful business person and I think Karrin Taylor Robson will be the best person to be a fresh, new leader for the state of Arizona.

“Her opponent, on the other hand, bears no resemblance. Her campaign or even her personal interactions with me to anything she’s done over the past 30 years. This is all an act. She’s been putting on a show for some time now and we’ll see if the voters of Arizona buy it.”

Politico notes that one of Lake’s favorite talking points is the “Big Lie” that Trump actually won the 2020 election, despite the fact that there is absolutely no evidence of that:

Lake, a former local TV news anchor, has made Trump’s lie that the election was stolen the centerpiece of her campaign. Meanwhile, Robson, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents and a wealthy GOP donor, has refused to proclaim that Trump won the election in the state.

Lake has also said that her opponent will resort to having “dead people” vote to win the state’s Aug. 2 primary.

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