Suspicious mail sent to Arizona GOP gov candidate Kari Lake

Suspicious mail sent to Arizona GOP gov candidate Kari Lake

Law enforcement responded to the office building of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after a report of “suspicious” items in the mail, officials said Sunday.

Officers with the Phoenix Police Department collected the items and secured the building after the 10:15 p.m. call on Saturday, and there have been no reports of injury, cops told The Post.

A source with knowledge of the situation told NBC News that two envelopes were sent to Lake’s campaign office with “a white powdery substance.”

A staffer opened one of the envelopes, exposing themselves to the substances, but was not injured, the outlet reported.

Police said “the specifics of the suspicious items is part of the investigation,” and the investigation remains active.

A photo of the Kari Lake's office building.
The mail was sent to Kari Lake’s Phoenix office.
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Kari Lake’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

Lake, a former TV news anchor and right-wing candidate with former President Donald Trump’s backing, is in a heated race to run Arizona against the state’s current Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

Hobbs’ campaign office was the subject of its own incident when it was broken into in October.

A photo of Lake at a campaign rally.
Kari Lake has the backing of former President Trump.

Daniel Mota Dos Reis, 36, was arrested in connection with the break-in, and police say he took an Apple computer mouse, an Apple keyboard and a black Nikon camera from the campaign office worth a total of $1,180. 

Polls have been showing Lake, a first-time candidate, with a small lead over Hobbs ahead of Tuesday’s election.

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