U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has officially endorsed former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in her upcoming bid for U.S. Senate.

Tuberville’s Lake endorsement comes as no surprise since both have been ardent supporters of former President Donald Trump, who recently praised and revoiced his endorsement for Lake at a speech following his victory at the Iowa GOP caucus.

“If I learned anything from my 40 years of coaching football, it was the value of teamwork,” Tuberville told the Daily Caller. “And if I’ve learned anything during my time in the Senate, it’s that America needs more common-sense conservatives willing to go against the grain in Washington, D.C., and fight to take our freedoms back. Kari Lake is just the teammate I need beside me in the United States Senate. That’s why she has my complete endorsement.”

Lake is polling ahead as the likely GOP candidate. She will likely face the incumbent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.)

Lake accepted the endorsement, juxtaposing Tuberville’s coaching history with that of her father, who was also a football coach.

“My father was a football coach,” Lake said. “He taught me the value of taking no plays off, of tackling problems head-on. Coach Tuberville is cut from the same cloth. He shares my relentless drive to save our country, and Coach needs more America-First Senators to take the field alongside him and win this country back. I’m honored to have his endorsement.”

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