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Senate Candidate Rep. Krysten Sinema Says It’s ‘Hard to Say’ She’s ‘Proud’ to be a Democrat

Senate nominee Rep. Kyrsten Sinema‘s (D-AZ) controversy-riddled campaign took a new turn this week during an interview with local radio station KTAR, when she somewhat disavowed her own party.

The hosts, Mac and Gaydos, bantered with Sinema before asking to start, “are you a democrat?”

“I am,” she replied.

“Proud Democrat?”

“Gosh, it’s hard to say ‘proud’. I don’t know that– I’m not sure that people are even proud of parties anymore because I feel like the parties are, ick, not doing a good job,” said Sinema, who is currently serving at third term in the House as a Democrat. “So I would say that I’m a proud Arizonan. That’s something I’m very proud of. And I’m proud of the work that I’ve done in Washington, DC, and the work I’ve done in the state Senate and the statehouse before going to Congress. But I’m not particularly proud of the parties.”

After it was pointed out that her campaign ads don’t state her party, she said “That’s right, because I’m an independent voice for Arizonans.”

Sinema is attempting to cast herself as a moderate in the race, and in this interview highlights times she was in disagreement with President Obama and her willingness work with President Trump in the future, but her campaign has been dogged by her far left activist past.

In the clip above, Sinema says she is a “proud Arizonan,” but that, too, has been questioned recently, as the many times she has bashed her state and its residents in the past have to come to light. She has previously called Arizona the “meth lab of democracy, and offered a mocking sneer at the very notion of representing the state in a video from earlier this year — which showed up on Twitter just today.

Sinema is definitely highlighting herself as independent, but trying to foster an image of being a “moderate” or “centrist”, as CNN describes her efforts here, may prove to be a reach.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of KTAR.

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