Kari Lake Makes INAPPROPRIATE Claim About Steve Bannon! 

(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to a report, the video of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake referring to Steve Bannon as a “stud muffin” had gone viral online. 

Lake used part of her remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering at the National Harbor in Maryland to promote her political comrade Bannon. 

During her address, Lake equated Steve Bannon, a former counselor to then-President Donald Trump, to the nation’s most illustrious Founding Father. 

She indicated that Stephen Bannon was in the crowd and said she liked that guy. She called him a contemporary George Washington and the most patriotic stud muffin around. The video clip of her comments went viral.  

A report shows CPAC held a straw poll to determine who the Republican Party would choose for president in 2024. Former President Donald Trump won the vote by a wide margin. According to the survey of more than 2,000 people who attended CPAC, Trump had 40 more votes than his nearest competitor. 

The results of the CPAC straw poll were released on Saturday, right before Trump took the podium to speak at the conservative gathering in Maryland. 

The report shows Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, received 20% of the vote, placing him in second place. Several political analysts believe that DeSantis will declare his campaign for president after the current legislative session in Florida. 

Trump easily won straw polls in last year’s CPAC events in Florida and Texas, so his triumph on Saturday is no surprise. 

Businessman Perry Johnson of Michigan, who ran for governor, received 5% of the vote.

Two announced candidates, Nikki Haley, former U.N. ambassador, and Vivek Ramaswamy, were included in the poll, earning 3% and 1% of the vote, respectively. 

Ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) garnered 1% of the vote. 

As the previous Republican gubernatorial candidate for Arizona, Kari Lake led the pack with 20% of the vote in the straw poll for vice president.