Sinema has just given the rKlans the 2024 Senate seat in AZ. She would have been primaried by just an average Dem candidate, smoked by a good one. Some are saying that she is going independent for political survival. Survival only for a few months, between the primary election and the general.
AZ is different politically and culturally from VT and ME where both have independent Senators. An educated guess is that she will struggle to get to 20% of the vote in the general, that leaves the Dem candidate with 35% more or less. The rKlan will get 45% at least. She will get few if any of the true Dems. Maybe a few LGBTQ and disaffected Repubs.
As a backdrop just look at GA and the Senate runoff. That was close, and Walker being a very flawed candidate. Tragically (for this country), Walker, a girl friend/wife beater, got 68% of the white women vote (thank goodness for smarts of black women). The rKlan candidate in AZ is going to easily win in that scenario. Sinema will come in third, in a three candidate race. Maybe fourth if there is another decent independent candidate.
She had options to do right for the Country and Dems. She chose to spite herself and hurt our country and Senate Dems.
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