Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Politics

Gallego makes it official, announces a run for Sinema’s Senate seat – Cronkite News

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, made it official Monday, formally announcing a long-anticipated challenge to Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term senator who recently left the Democratic Party to become an independent. The announcement by Gallego, now in his fifth House term, was not a surprise, but it complicates the 2024 election when Democrats will be looking

Arizona Politics

Gallego announces bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate seat – Associated Press

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a liberal firebrand and prominent Latino lawmaker, announced Monday he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to jump into the race and setting up a potential three-way contest. Gallego said he’d fight for normal people struggling to make ends meet and losing faith in politicians.

Politics

Sinema’s shift: ‘Prada socialist’ to corporate donor magnet

Twenty years ago, a Green Party activist running for the Phoenix City Council named Kyrsten Sinema likened raising campaign cash to “bribery.” Now a first-term senator from Arizona, she no longer has such qualms. Once a self-styled “Prada socialist” labeled as “too extreme” by Arizona’s Democratic Party, Sinema has found new power as a centrist

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Half its original size, Biden’s big plan in race to finish

Photo: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., standing with other House Democrats, talks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House. Half its original size, President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy plan is being pulled apart and reconfigured as Democrats edge closer to satisfying their most reluctant colleagues and finishing what’s now about a $1.75

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day’s informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, all sides indicating just

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Policies Need Better Arguments Than ‘Orange Man Bad’

“First you win the argument, then you win the vote.” That advice from Margaret Thatcher has been ignored by President Joe Biden and Democratic Party leaders to their detriment. Democrats, aided by former President Donald Trump’s denigration of Georgia’s electoral system, which gifted them the state’s two Senate seats, were gifted by voters with the