For the moment, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., stands as the only prominent candidate in the race for Sen. Sinema’s seat..|| Getty Images
A possible three-way Senate race has only Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego running so far. That could change soon as Republicans eye a tempting target.
By Ronald J. Hansen || The Arizona Republic
Nearly three full months into a political cycle that could offer a historic, three-way race for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat next year, not a single prominent Republican has entered a contest many think they could win.
It’s not because they aren’t thinking about it.
Kari Lake, the former Fox 10 news anchor who lost her gubernatorial run last year, seems to have cast the longest shadow over the potential field. Some have clamored for freshman U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani, R-Ariz., to join the expected fray.
The seat is held by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., who quit the Democratic Party after the midterm elections. She has filed the paperwork necessary to run for a second term but has not officially said she will do so.
For the moment, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., stands as the only prominent candidate in the race.
Here’s how the potential field stacks up at the moment, according to Republican campaign operatives.