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 BidenWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner 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 McSallyNew bill would withhold pay from Senate until coronavirus stimulus package passes Senate GOP super PAC books more than million in fall ads Politics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried MORE (R-Az.), has attempted to tie her likely opponent, Mark Kelly, to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on 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."