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Polished, telegenic and unflappable, former news anchor Kari Lake is running for governor in Arizona in the US midterms and may even find herself on a Trump 2024 ticket as his running mate

Kari Lake: the Republican Party’s fastest-rising star. Picture: Getty

On the night of November 3, 2020, Fox News astonished the world and enraged then-president Donald Trump by calling the state of Arizona for Joe Biden.

It was the first network to do so and, for Republicans, it was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Arizona had only voted for a Democratic president once since 1948, and Trump’s hardline immigration stance had earned him a fiercely loyal following in this border state.

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