Audio recording reveals the moment that senior Republican figure tried to bribe Kari Lake not to run for Senate

January 24, 2024

An audio recording obtained by reveals the extraordinary moment when what appears to be Arizona's top Republican official tried to bribe populist firebrand Kari Lake not to run in the state's Senate race. DeWit was elected chair of the Arizona Republican Party last year. Arizona party officials quickly called for him to step down as news of his offer to Lake spread. The new 10-minute audio clip includes DeWit asking for secrecy. 'If you say no, its fine, it's your choice, don't tell people,' he tells Lake.

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