The Arizona Republican primary is now just one month away. Arizona has a lot of races that matter this year. There’s the Senate candidate who will challenge Mark Kelly. There’s the governor’s race, where Kari Lake is battling with Doug Ducey’s handpicked successor Karrin Taylor Robson for the nomination. There’s all the house seats too.
But there’s another race that matters as well. That’s the Secretary of State race. At the national level, the Secretary of State handles foreign policy, but at the state level they’re the one in charge of elections. And in Arizona specifically, the Secretary of State is next in the line of succession for governor, because the state has no lieutenant governor.
Mark Finchem is a police officer and first responder, as well as a rancher and member of the Arizona house. He’s running for that critical Secretary of State job. He has President Trump’s endorsement, which is no surprise because he’s also rock-solid on election integrity, and is even still gathering signatures on a petition to decertify the 2020 results. Mark Finchem joins us.