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Kyrsten Sinema
Wed, 2018-Nov-14 01:36 UTC
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With 343,989 views on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 our article of the day is Kyrsten Sinema.

Kyrsten Lea Sinema (; born July 12, 1976) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district since 2013, and is the United States Senator-elect from Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in both chambers of the State Legislature, having been elected to Arizona's House of Representatives in 2004 and its Senate in 2010.

Sinema began her political career as a Green Party activist before joining the Democratic Party and becoming a state legislator.After her election to Congress, she shifted toward the political center, joining the conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and amassing a center-left to centrist voting record. Sinema worked for the adoption of the DREAM Act and campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, two voter referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in Arizona.

Sinema won the Arizona Senate election in 2018 to replace Senator Jeff Flake, who declined to run for reelection, becoming the first woman Senator-elect from Arizona and the first openly bisexual person to win a U.S. Senate seat. Sinema's victory made her the first Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona since Dennis DeConcini in 1988.

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