Arizona’s Green Party candidate drops out of Senate race and endorses Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona’s Green Party candidate announced she is dropping out of the state’s Senate race and is endorsing the Democratic candidate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

Sinema is locked in a tight race with Republican Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGroup of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers The Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  ACLU targets Democrats, Republicans with mobile coronavirus billboards MORE to replace retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE.

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Angela Green told her supporters “to vote for a better Arizona, and that would be for Sinema.”

Green said she was endorsing Sinema because her views more closely aligned with the Democratic candidate. 

 

“There is a lot of other reasons that I can’t support the other candidate,” Green said.

McSally has a 7-point lead over Sinema, according to a new poll released Thursday.

A poll from NBC News shows Green receiving 6 percent of the vote and an average of polls from RealClearPolitics has Green getting 3 points.

Green’s endorsement of Sinema could give her a late boost just days before the midterms.