Gabbard has criticized the Biden administration for months, but she quickly made her departure from the party clear as she began campaigning for Republicans within days, appearing on Monday with Don Bolduc, New Hampshire’s Republican Senate nominee.
Bolduc, Lake and Masters were all endorsed by former President Trump in their primaries.
“Big if true,” Lake tweeted in response to TIME reporter Eric Cortellessa, who first reported Gabbard’s appearance. Lake’s campaign publicly confirmed the event moments later.
Lake and Masters are facing close races in next month’s midterm elections.
In the Senate, race polls show that incumbent Senator Mark Kelly (D-AR) still holds a lead; however, in the governor’s race Lake appears to be in the lead and pulling away.
Gabbard announced that she’s campaigning to help Lake and bashed “establishment leaders from both parties.”
For too long establishment leaders from both parties have sought to enrich themselves, play games, and build up their power while ignoring and even enabling the suffering of millions of hard-working Americans. Kari Lake is a leader who… (1/3) pic.twitter.com/TTpMiOsiSF
…elitist cabal of permanent Washington and the Military Industrial Complex, and their propagandists in the mainstream media. I look forward to supporting @KariLake ahead of these critical midterm elections. (3/3)