U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona leaves Democratic Party, registers as independent

Sinema, 46, was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012 before successfully running for the U.S. Senate in 2018

By: and - December 9, 2022 9:15 am
Sen. Kirsten Sinema, D-Arizona,

In this file photo, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Sinema, D-Arizona, heads back to a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building after the original talks fell through with the White House on June 8, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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