Kari Lake, a Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona’s governorship, lost to Katie Hobbs on Monday.
Lake previously thanked Liz Cheney in a sarcastic letter for boosting campaign donations.
After Lake’s defeat on Monday evening, Cheney retort: “You’re welcome.”
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney sniped back at Kari Lake after the Arizona gubernatorial candidate lost to her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs by a slim margin on Monday evening.
Prior to the midterm elections, Cheney ran ads against Lake and said she would “absolutely” vote for a Democratic governor and secretary of state if she lived in Arizona. Lake was a preferred candidate for Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans.
Lake, in response, posted a sarcastic letter on Twitter on October 28, thanking the Wyoming congresswoman for her “anti-endorsement.” She claimed that, in response to the attack ad, donations to her campaign de ella skyrocketed and her website de ella “nearly crashed from traffic.”
“Thank you, @Liz_Cheney,” Lake wrote.
On Monday evening, after Hobbs was called the winner of the Arizona governor race by a .82 percentage point margin, Cheney posted a succinct retort to the letter on Twitter: “You’re welcome.”
Rep. Cheney lost her primary election against Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman in August. Hageman went on to win the election with 69.8% of the vote. Lake, who had previously questioned the outcome of the 2020 election, on Sunday called Arizona “the laughingstock of elections” after results indicated she was losing the race.
On Monday, after the election was called for her opponent, Lake doubled down on her criticism of her state’s voting system, tweeting: “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
Representatives for Cheney and Lake did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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