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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party and registers as an independent

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has announced she is leaving the Democratic Party and officially registering as an independent. "In a natural extension of my service since I was first elected to Congress, I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington and formally registering as an Arizona Independent," Sinema, 46, tweeted early Friday morning.
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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democrat party, switches to Independent

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday she had registered as an Independent, leaving the Democratic Party just days after it won a hard-fought run-off race in Georgia to secure 51 seats in the Senate. “I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington,” she said in a op-ed for local media outlet Arizona Central. Sinema, in a separate Politico interview published Friday, said she would not caucus with the Republican Party. If that holds, Democrats could still maintain greater control in the closely divided chamber. Democrats had held the Senate 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris holding a tie-breaking vote. Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory in Tuesday’s runoff election in Georgia had handed them their 51st seat. Previous 1 of 3 Next Two other current senators — Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine — are registered independents but generally caucus with Democrats. With Post wires
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Kyrsten Sinema announces she is quitting Democratic Party to become an independent

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has announced she is leaving the Democratic Party to sit as an independent, leaving her party with the same number of Senate seats they had before the midterm elections.Revealing the news on Twitter along with a slick campaign-style video, Ms Sinema – whose economically conservative centrism has at times caused major problems for Joe Biden’s agenda – wrote that “In a natural extension of my service since I was first elected to Congress, I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington...
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Sinema leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic Party and registering as a political independent, she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an exclusive TV interview."I've registered as an Arizona independent. I know some people might be a little bit surprised by this, but actually, I think it makes a lot of sense," Sinema said in a Thursday interview with Tapper in her Senate office."I've never fit neatly into any party box. I've never really tried. I don't want to," she added. "Removing myself from the partisan structure -- not only is it true to who I am and how I...
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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Leaves Democratic Party to Become Independent: 'Right for the Country'

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is formally leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, four years after positioning herself as one of Senate's biggest disruptors. In a Friday morning op-ed written for The Arizona Republic, Sinema explained her decision, arguing, "There's a disconnect between what everyday Americans want and deserve from our politics, and what political parties are offering."
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Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announces departure from Democratic party

Just weeks ahead of the new Congress, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema told CNN that she will leaving the Democratic party and registering as an Independent. NBC News’ Allie Raffa breaks down what Sinema’s move could mean for Democrats’ control in the Senate following the midterm elections. Dec. 9, 2022.
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Sinema leaves Democratic Party, registers as independent

Washington — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday that she has registered as an independent, but she does not plan to caucus with Republicans, ensuring Democrats will retain their narrow majority in the Senate.Sinema, who has modeled her political approach on the renegade style of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and has frustrated Democratic colleagues at times with her overtures to Republicans and opposition to Democratic priorities, said she was "declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington." The first-term senator wrote in the Arizona Republic that she came into office pledging "to be independent...
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Democratic Sen. Sinema has registered as an independent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday that she has registered as an independent, but she does not plan to caucus with Republicans, ensuring Democrats will retain their narrow majority in the Senate. Sinema, who has modeled her political approach on the renegade style of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and has frustrated Democratic colleagues at times with her overtures to Republicans and opposition to Democratic priorities, said she was “declaring my independence from the broken partisan system in Washington.” In a video explaining her decision, she said: “Registering as an independent and showing up to work with the title of independent is a reflection of who I’ve always been. ... Nothing’s going to change for me.” The first-term senator wrote in the Arizona Republic that she came into office pledging “to be independent and work with anyone to achieve lasting results. I committed I would not demonize people I disagreed with, engage in name-calling, or get distracted by political drama. I promised I would never bend to party pressure.”
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US Senator Kyrsten Sinema says she will leave Democratic Party

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema has announced her intention to leave the Democratic Party, four years after being elected. But she emphasised that she will not sit with Republicans and said she would instead serve as an independent member. The moves wipes out the Democrats' Senate narrow majority, but the party...
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Arizona senator leaves Democratic Party, declares to be independent

(The Center Square) – Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says she’s left the Democratic Party and will be unaffiliated with either major political party. In a touch of irony, Arizonans woke up to the news from an overnight Twitter post that began with her hailing how great it is to wake up in the state. It was a companion piece to an exclusive op-ed for the Arizona Republic newspaper. She vowed...
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Leaves Democratic Party to Become Independent

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has switched parties to become an independent, chipping away at the Democrats narrow control of the U.S. Senate. Sinema said in a tweet Friday that she was declaring her "independence from the broken partisan system in Washington and formally registering as an Arizona Independent."
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Kyrsten Sinema announces she is leaving Democratic Party

Last Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoff has taken on more importance as Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema announced early Friday she is leaving the Democratic Party. The first-term senator said she will become an independent. “A growing number of Arizonans and people like me don’t feel we fit neatly into one...
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