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 BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections 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 McSallyCoronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters Hillicon Valley: Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC | Uber reports big drop in revenue | US offers M reward for election interference info MORE (R-Az.), has attempted to tie her likely opponent, Mark Kelly, to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic 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."