Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is eyeing a Senate bid, according to a new report, in a move that would give Democrats a top recruit in the race to unseat Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
Phoenix’s KPNX-TV reports that sources familiar with Sinema’s plans have confirmed that she will run against Flake, but the congresswoman has not officially announced any decision.
Sinema confirmed in a statement shared with The Hill that she’s “seriously considering” a bid.
“I’ve heard from many Arizonans encouraging me to run for the United States Senate. It is something I am seriously considering,” she said.
“When I make any decisions, Arizonans will be the first to know.”
She’s been the subject of rumors surrounding a possible bid throughout the year. Reporters had taken her declaration that she is “running for reelection” to mean that she would seek to remain in the House. But Sinema later clarified that she had been referring to her current status instead of swearing off a jump toward the Senate.