Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee drops out of governor's race to focus on reelection

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 4:10pm
Updated: Monday, January 17, 2022 - 8:20am
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Kimberly Yee

Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Saturday that she will drop out of the race for governor and focus on running for reelection for her current position. 

Yee, a Republican, said in her announcement that there is “more work to be done” as treasurer, but did not offer any additional explanation.

On the GOP side of the governor’s race, Karrin Taylor Robson recently announced that she raised nearly $4 million for her campaign in 2021. Yee, meanwhile, has raised just over $500,000.

And former local TV anchor Kari Lake has been promoted by Donald Trump, including at a rally in Florence on Saturday night.

Primary elections are set to take place Aug. 2, with the general election coming Nov. 8.