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Sen. Sinema Announces Re-Election Plan

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Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America

Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) announced she will not run for re-election.

Sinema made the announcement in a video on social media.

“Because I choose civility, understanding, listening, working together to get stuff done, I will leave the Senate at the end of this year,” she said.

The move by Sinema means the Arizona Senate race has largely been solidified as a matchup between Democrat Ruben Gallego and Republican Kari Lake.

The Arizona lawmakers changed her party affiliation from Democrat to Independent in 2022.

The nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report rates Sinema’s seat as “toss up.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reacted to the news that broke during the daily briefing, noting that the White House has worked “closely” with Sinema on “key, important bills,” including the border security deal out of the Senate.

“She’s been a partner with us on many critical issues that matter to the American people and we think that’s important,” Jean-Pierre told reporters.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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