Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is putting money behind her vow to do all she can to stop Holocaust deniers winning in November, as her Political Action Committee announced on Friday it was spending $500,000 $ for an ad urging Arizona voters to reject GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. and Republican nominee for Secretary of State Mark Finchem.
Lake and Finchem both won GOP nominations after echoing former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen, and Lake refused to promise she would accept the 2022 election results during a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.
In several public appearances, Cheney has warned Arizona voters that they will play a vital role in “ensuring the future functioning of our constitutional republic” – noting that Holocaust deniers like Lake and Finchem could wreak havoc in the election. 2024 presidential election in a swing state that could determine the next occupant of the White House.
The new ad features Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a recent appearance noting that she couldn’t remember if she had ever voted for a Democrat, but telling her audience that she did. would do this year if she lived in Arizona.
“You have a candidate for governor, Kari Lake, you have a candidate for secretary of state, Mark Finchem, who have both said they will only honor the results of an election if they are okay,” Cheney says in a clip. of her recent appearance at a McCain Institute event on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe.
“And if you care about the survival of our republic, we can’t give power to people who won’t honor elections.”
Cheney’s new PAC, The Great Task, a multi-candidate PAC she sponsored, said the $500,000 media buy in Arizona will run the announcement across broadcast, online and streaming platforms . CNN has reached out to the Lake and Finchem campaigns for comment.