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Hispanic Caucus campaign arm formally endorses Gallego for Senate

Rafael Bernal and The Hill

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Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) addresses reporters near the Senate floor as he walks from the House of Representatives to the Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

The campaign arm of Congress’ Hispanic Caucuses (CHC) announced Tuesday that it supports Rep. Ruben Gallego (D., Ariz.), who is running to replace Arizona Senator Kirsten Cinema.

Gallego’s race is a top priority for Bold PAC, CHC’s campaign arm, and a win would earn him a fifth Senator.


Gallego stepped down as Bold PAC leader in March to push forward with his candidacy for the Senate.

“Raised by a single mother and the son of immigrants from Colombia and Mexico, Ruben Gallego knows the challenges families face every day. I’m dedicating my career to fighting for the American people,” said Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-California), chair of the Bold PAC.

“Ruben also chaired the CHC BOLD PAC, increased Latino representation in Congress, and combated disinformation targeting our community. It shows that we will be leaders who are not afraid to stand up to injustice and extremism and fight for working families everywhere,” Sanchez added.

Cinema has yet to announce her bid for re-election, and the biggest question about the contest is how the three-way race will play out if she does.

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is currently the highest-profile Republican in the race, but the Republican primary can be competitive.

Kari Lake, the 2022 gubernatorial candidate, has hinted at running, as has Karin Taylor-Robson, who lost to Lake in the 2022 primary.

The bold PAC endorsement came with a maximum allowed $5,000 primary election contribution, but the group is expected to invest heavily in the Arizona Senate election through its own spending program.

Bold PAC’s profile has grown significantly over the past decade, going from a small incumbent conservation effort to being a major player in select races.

In 2022, Gallego led the Bold PAC to the most successful house cycle in its history, adding nine new members to CHC from all over the country.

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