Kyrsten Sinema Is Dropping The ‘D’ In Ads, Won’t Say She’s A ‘Proud Democrat’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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As Arizona’s Senate race heats up, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is dropping the “D” in her campaign ads — and she says that she is intentionally distancing herself from the Democratic Party.


During an interview with Phoenix radio hosts Mac & Gaydos (92.3 fm KTAR) on Wednesday, Sinema refused to say that she was proud to be a Democrat. The clip was posted on Facebook by KTAR News.

When asked whether she was a Democrat, Sinema said yes. But then came the follow up: “a proud Democrat?”

“My gosh,” she responded. “Hard to say proud. I’m not sure people are even proud of parties any more. I feel like the parties are not doing a good job. I would say I’m a proud Arizonan. I’m proud of the work that I have done in Washington, D.C. And the work that I have done in the state Senate and state House before going to Congress. But, I’m not particularly proud of the parties.” (RELATED: Kyrsten Sinema Won’t Say If She Regrets Taliban Comment)

Republican Rep. Martha McSally, Sinema’s opponent, has criticized the Arizona Democrat for her attempts to distance herself from her party, saying, “She’s reinvented herself. It’s the greatest political makeover in Arizona’s history. She knows that Arizona is right of center … she doesn’t even say that she’s a Democrat in any of her ads.”

President Donald Trump will hold a rally on Friday evening in support of McSally, who is also backed by former President George W. Bush.

Watch the full segment, via KTAR News, below:

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