Rep. Ruben Gallego announces 2024 bid for Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat

News January 23, 2023 News
Rep. Ruben Gallego announces 2024 bid for Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat

From ABC News | Politics by Hannah Demissie

Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced Monday he is launching a bid for U.S. Senate to unseat independent Kyrsten Sinema.

"I have been deeply humbled by the encouragement I have received from the people of Arizona, and today I am answering the call to serve," Gallego said in a press release.

In a video announcement, Gallego shared his vision for Arizona and went after Sinema, who has yet to announce if she'll seek reelection. Why I'm Running

"She's repeatedly broken her promises and fought for the interests of big pharma and Wall Street at our expense," he said. "I'm running for the U.S. Senate because the rich and the powerful don't need any more advocates in Washington -- but families who can't afford groceries do."

Gallego has spoken out against Sinema in the past for holding back several key pieces of Democratic legislation during her time in office. Most recently, he has come after her for switching party affiliation, leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent ahead of the 2024 elections.

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