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Sat Jan 29, 2022, 09:27 PM Jan 2022

James Carville says Kyrsten Sinema won't win a Democratic primary against Ruben Gallego if she runs

for reelection in 2024

The longtime Democratic strategist James Carville threw cold water on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's chances for reelection if Rep. Ruben Gallego challenges her for the party's 2024 Senate nomination in Arizona.

In a recent Vox interview that was published on Thursday, Carville expressed confidence in Gallego's chances if he were to launch a primary run against the freshman senator, who was first elected in a 2018 race against then-Republican Rep. Martha McSally to great fanfare among state Democrats.

Sinema has come under withering criticism by many Democratic voters and activists, with many Arizonans incensed that she declined to back filibuster reform to pass the party's marquee voting-rights bills and was critical of some elements of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

"She's not going to win a primary against Rep. Ruben Gallego, I'll tell you that damn much," he told the publication. "And I will personally volunteer to help him fundraise because I think we can keep that seat if he runs."

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(10,279 posts)
2. Sinema is sufficiently self-deluded to not target the DEM senate 2024 primary. I think
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 09:49 PM
Jan 2022

she will shoot everything for the prez nomination.


(54,061 posts)
4. I hope she does and gets a sudden realization that she's...
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 10:18 PM
Jan 2022

she's not God's gift to the nation's politics.

wackadoo wabbit

(1,167 posts)
10. Hell, she wouldn't win a primary against Satan (and I'm not even sure about Hitler), not that either
Sun Jan 30, 2022, 12:28 AM
Jan 2022

of them are/would be Democrats.

Talking about this is a waste of time, though, as she's not such a fool that she'd even consider running again for senate as a Democrat in AZ.

I know there's talk that she wants to run for president, but she'd never get either of the major parties' nominations.

My guess is that she'll wind up as the "liberal" voice on Fox or OANN.


(3,635 posts)
11. This is obvious. It's amazing that some still don't get this.
Sun Jan 30, 2022, 02:23 AM
Jan 2022

Even if she did not face a primary challenge, she would not beat a Republican in the general election. AZ is a purple state where you need strong base support as well as independents to win. Sinema lacks appeal to both groups.

She's not John McCain, who was mavericky on some issues but still voted with GOP on their core issues. The AZ GOP always strongly supported him, as well as independents.

Sinema's votes against the minimum wage increase and against the carve out for voting rights - were fatal moves as they went against core Dem principles. 48 other Dems, including Mark Kelly from her own state, voted for the carve out. She has no excuses.

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