Sinema will not take on Flake; will run for her House seat

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

By Dan Nowicki | The Republic

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema on Wednesday appeared to squelch the notion that she might run for incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat next year.

Speaking on Phoenix radio station KTAR-FM, Sinema, D-Ariz., confirmed she is running for re-election in the Phoenix area’s 9th Congressional District and not angling to take on Flake, R-Ariz., who is pursuing a second Senate term in 2018.

“You know, I’m running for re-election and … it has been really the greatest honor of my life to serve Arizona’s 9th District,” Sinema said in answer to a question about a possible Senate bid. “… I’m overcome with just gratitude about the role that I’m able to play for Arizona. And it’s my honor. So I’m running for re-election. Very happy, very proud to do it.”


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