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Openly Bi Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Wins Dem Nomination for Arizona Senator

Openly Bi Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Wins Dem Nomination for Arizona Senator

Openly Bisexual Candidate Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senator

If elected, Sinema will become the nation’s first openly bisexual senator and second openly LGBTQ senator.

A blue, pink, and purple wave is crashing down on Washington. First, Governor Kate Brown became the first openly bisexual governor to ever be elected into office in 2016 when she was won in Oregon. (She actually was the first openly LGBTQ governor in the United States.) And openly bisexual actor Cynthia Nixon is currently a gubernatorial candidate for the state of New York.

Yesterday, Kyrsten Sinema won the Democratic nomination for senator and is the first openly bisexual senatorial nominee for a major party in history.

While not typically a blue state, ABC News expects the election "to be one of the season's most competitive races." While no noteworthy polling has been collected yet, the political analysis site Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball has ruled the election as a "toss up."

Sinema told ABC News that the current catastrophe in D.C. could potentially drive many votes from red to blue.

"I think is what's driving Arizona voters this year, that they are facing a very chaotic and dysfunctional Washington, D.C. that doesn't serve them, and they're looking for elected leaders who will just roll up their sleeves and get the job done," Sinema said Monday, before pausing the campaign amid the McCain memorials.

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