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Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema endorses Biden

Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema endorses Biden
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Az.) on Wednesday endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Fauci infuriated by threats to family MORE for president following a series of resounding victories for the moderate Democrat in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Biden is a “pragmatic, practical leader best positioned to get things done for everyday families," Sinema said in a statement to 12 News. "We certainly don't agree on every issue; I always vote for Arizona first.

“Vice President Biden is authentic, genuine, and has a track record of building bipartisan coalitions to achieve results," she added. "Not all candidates in this race represent those Arizona values. Joe Biden does."

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Biden previously endorsed Sinema’s 2018 Senate campaign and fundraised for her in Phoenix.

Her endorsement comes as her fellow Arizona senator, Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed MORE (R-Az.), has attempted to tie her likely opponent, Mark Kelly, to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Next steps in the Trump impeachment Sanders selling sweatshirts with his famous inauguration pose for charity Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' MORE (I-Vt.).

“Kelly is quickly making the choice in this election very clear – a vote for Kelly is a vote for the Bernie Sanders socialist policies of government takeover of healthcare, open borders, and massive tax hikes on the middle class,” McSally campaign manager Dylan Lefler said in a statement announcing a February ad. “Mark Kelly will be Sanders's 51st vote in the Senate."