E.Citizens United/Let America Vote, a prominent left-wing political activist group, endorsed Arizona Senator Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) and Senator Kirsten Cinema (Iowa- Arizona) showed a change since supporting the state.
The endorsement is a crucial boost for Gallego as it prepares for a three-way battle for Senate seats in battleground states in 2024. This support could also provide Gallego with the financial support it needs during a costly cycle. It was able to raise tens of millions of dollars for candidates during the midterm elections.
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“Congressman Gallego will strengthen democracy and put people’s needs first,” End Citizen United chairman Tiffany Mueller said in a statement. “On the other hand, there are senators who put donors before the people, and radical Republicans who want to overturn the election results. Arizonans deserve better.”
The endorsement came after Gallego announced its challenge to Cinema in January. Cinema, who left the Democratic Party in December to become an independent, has yet to announce whether he will run for re-election, which would face opponents on both sides of the political spectrum. .
Gallego has so far outperformed Cinema in its 2024 fundraising cycle, with a reported first quarter funding of $3.7 million compared to $2.1 million for the incumbent. However, according to campaign funding filings filed with the Federal Election Commission in April, the cinema has benefited from a large war fund, with nearly $10 million in cash on hand, compared to $2.7 million for Gallego. there is
The Republican primary has yet to take shape, but unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is expected to run for the Senate in the coming months. She will face Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, who announced her candidacy earlier this month.
Gallego defeated Cinema and other Republican challengers in the primary vote to emerge as the front-runner for the 2024 Senate election. Gallego is leading in a three-way race between himself, Cinema, and Republicans, according to a February OH Predictive Insights survey.
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A total of 34 seats are contested in the Senate during the 2024 election cycle. Of these, Democrats have to defend 23, while Republicans have only 11. According to the map, Republicans are in a strong position to reverse some of the key Senate seats, and could easily change the current balance of power in the Senate.
Arizona’s Senate seat was rated a “toss-up” by the bipartisan Cook Political Report, making it one of the most competitive elections ever.