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U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema will not seek re-election in Arizona

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Independent US Senator. Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election and will leave the Senate at the end of the year.

“Because I choose civility, understanding, listening and working together to get things done, I will leave the Senate at the end of this year,” Sinema said in a statement. posted a video on X.

Sinema won the seat in 2018, becoming the first Democrat to do so since 1994. In December 2022, she left the Democratic party to become an independent.

Sinema’s decision not to run came because her chances of re-election appeared slim, NBC News reported. Polls have consistently shown her trailing the likely Democratic and Republican candidates for the seat, Republican Kari Lake and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines said in a statement that “with recent polling showing Kyrsten Sinema attracting many more Republican voters than Democratic voters, her decision to retire increases Kari Lake’s chances of winning this seat.” to turn.”

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