Latest Kyrsten Sinema News

Rep. Gallego announces bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate seat

Jan. 23, 2023 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — 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...

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Jan. 23, 2023 17:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Senate returns from several weeks of recess to begin a new session of closely-divided government. Ricketts is bringing...

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego to run for independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s seat, setting up potential 3-way race

Jan. 23, 2023 08:09 AM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego to run for independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s seat, setting up potential 3-way race.

Hobbs calls on elected officials to end conspiracy theories

Jan. 05, 2023 15:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs pledged in her inaugural address Thursday to work with her political rivals as she ushers in a period of divided government and Democratic ascendance in a state long dominated by Republicans. She also called on elected officials to reject...

Survey: Religiously, Congress doesn't reflect America

Jan. 04, 2023 12:48 PM EST

Religiously speaking, the incoming 118th Congress looks like America — that is, the America of decades past, rather than today. Congress is far more Christian, and religious overall, than today's general population. Even though nearly three in 10 Americans claim no...

McConnell celebrates milestone as Senate Dems retain power

Jan. 03, 2023 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are again claiming the Senate majority, but much of the chamber’s focus Tuesday was on the top Republican as Mitch McConnell became the longest serving Senate leader in history. McConnell, 80, surpassed Montana Sen. Mike Mansfield’s record of 16...

Lawmakers quick to unload FTX founder's contributions

Dec. 16, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer’s workshop in Alaska. Food banks in California. A charity that fights diabetes. Lawmakers who accepted piles of cash from onetime wunderkind Samuel Bankman-Fried now can’t move fast enough to offload their contributions from the disgraced crypto mogul...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 14, 2022 13:10 PM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. December 12, 2022. Editorial: State should grow more of own teachers Pennsylvania has an urgent need to convince more high school students to return to classrooms as teachers. According to the U.S. Department of Education,...

Sinema party switch highlights 2024 obstacles for Democrats

Dec. 10, 2022 00:09 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Less than three days after Democrats celebrated victory in the final Senate contest of the 2022 midterms, the challenges facing the party heading into the next campaign came into sharp relief. The decision by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to leave the Democratic...

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema switches to independent

Dec. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday she has registered as an independent, a renegade move that could bolster her political brand but won't upend the Democrats' narrow Senate majority. She says she will not caucus with Republicans. Sinema,...