Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said on Wednesday that she will seek the Democratic Party nomination for governor in the election next year, Axios reported.
Hobbs made the announcement in a campaign ad that stressed the fallacy of the Republican-led audit of the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
In the ad, she stated that “the other side isn’t offering policies to make our lives better. They’re offering conspiracy theories that only make our lives worse. We did our jobs. They refuse to do theirs. And there is a lot more work to be done. That is why I am running for governor.”
Hobbs also touted her ability to push for legislation that can help the public. She citied the Opioid Epidemic Act of 2018 she cosponsored, which sought to stop drug abuse, and which became law in the Republican-dominated Capitol, according to Azcentral.
Hobbs gained a national profile following last year’s election by voicing her opposition to claims by supporters of then President Donald Trump that the Arizona election results were fraudulent.
Her job as secretary of state has also recently put her at the center of Republican efforts to audit the ballot count in Maricopa County, which she