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Sinema Will Run for Re-Election in Current District

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Freshman Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will seek re-election in the 9th District of Arizona.  

Since fellow Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor announced his retirement last week , speculation swirled that Sinema might move to his safer seat and seek a second term there.  

However, she announced Thursday on Facebook that she is staying put.  

“I am flattered that some of my old neighbors and friends asked me to consider running for Congress in District 7,” she wrote. “But I love my job representing the people of the 9th district and there is so much more to be done on behalf of the middle class.”  

“I am proud of the work I have accomplished but I have only just begun to change the way Congress does business,” she added.  

The congresswoman met with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel of New York at the DCCC offices earlier Thursday, according to a House Democratic aide, who added, “They spoke at the DCCC, as they do regularly.”  

The 9th District is currently rated Democratic Favored  by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, while the 7th District is rated Safe Democratic .