With 2024 on the horizon, all eyes are on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), the Arizona Democrat-turned-independent who has not announced publicly if she will run for re-election in perhaps one of the most unpredictable contests in the country.
Sinema left the Democratic Party last year to become an independent, and if she should decide to run, she would likely face Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a progressive Democrat who announced his bid in January, and Kari Lake, a polarizing conservative who lost the gubernatorial election last year.
What exactly a Sinema third-party run for Senate looks like is still unclear. Technically, she still has five months to announce a decision. She must gather the necessary signatures to qualify to appear on the Arizona ballot for the November election by April 6, 2024.
Sinema’s office did not respond to the Washington Examiner’s request asking about the senator’s timeline for a decision. Many political operatives in the state say they are equally as clueless about her plans.
“Anyone who says they know what Sinema is going to do is lying to you,” said an Arizona