Kari Lake has won the Republican nomination for governor in Arizona's primary election, the Associated Press called Thursday evening.
For days, the hotly contested race between former TV news anchor Kari Lake and real estate developer and Arizona Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson was too close to call as Lake's lead was fewer than 12,000 votes.
As of Wednesday morning, Lake had 46.2% of the vote, and Taylor Robson had 44.5% in the Republican primary. Lake will now look to succeed term-limited Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican.
"Though the results took longer than they should have, Arizonans who have been forgotten by the establishment just delivered a political earthquake," Lake said after the results were announced.