James Carville states that if Kyrsten Sinema runs for reelection in 2024, he will not win the Democratic primary against Ruben Gallego.


James Carville

Democratic strategist James Carville.Associated Press Photo / Lynne Sladky

  • Carville said Cinema wouldn’t beat Congressman Galego if he faced her in the 2024 Democratic primary.

  • When asked about the cinema, Carville told Vox, “I don’t know what she’s thinking.”

  • Senators have been accused of changing the rules of filibuster and refusing to pass the voting rights law.

Long-time Democratic strategist James Carville cast cold water on the chance of re-election of Senator Kyrsten Sinema if Rep. Ruben Gagego disputed the party’s 2024 Senate nomination in Arizona.

In a recent Vox interview published ThursdayIf Galicia launches its first election against the first elected freshman senator in the 2018 elections with then-Republican Martha McSally, and has a big fanfare among state Democrats, Carville He showed confidence in Galicia’s chances.

Cinema has been criticized by many Democratic voters and activists, and many Arizonas refused to support the filibuster reform to pass the party’s filibuster bill, and President Joe Biden’s Furious that he was critical of some elements of the buildback better agenda.

“She’s not going to win the primary against Ruben Gallego, I’m going to tell you a lot,” he told the publication. “And I think I can keep that seat if he runs, so I personally volunteer to help him raise money.”

As Chief Strategy Officer for the success of former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, Carville has the expertise to help the Democrats break the White House’s 12-year Republican lock and create a message of winning candidates. increase.

But when Vox writer Sean Illing asked about Seanma’s motives, he was confused.

“I can’t explain it and no one else can explain it. The only explanation people have given is that she wants to be the next John McCain,” he said. ..

He continued: “I have never met her, I don’t know what she is thinking. I talked to people who knew her, and the only theory they make sense. Is that she sees herself as a kind of McCain-a quirky maverick. But look, I’m out of gas with this. I really do. “

However, Carville far embraced West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s 2024 reelection campaign, representing the state that former President Donald Trump made an overwhelming difference in 2016 and 2020. Nevertheless, he pointed out the ability of Senators to win in 2018.

“Understand that Joe Manchin is a Roman Catholic Democrat in a state where no county has voted for the Democratic Party. [for president] Again, no county has voted for the Democratic Party since 2008. “

He added: “Politics is about choice and he will be reelected in 2024. If Manchin runs for reelection, I will do everything I can to help him … it’s Joe Manchin and Ed Marquee as well. Not even. You need to understand that’s really easy. “

Manchin was last November when he to be decided Whether he will run for the Senate again in 2024.

As a Democrat representing one of the most conservative states in the country, Manchin’s decision is important. The hope of maintaining and building a majority of the party is because it will pass through red states such as West Virginia and Montana during times of political polarization. Become Most of the electoral college.

However, Cinema represents the politically competitive state that Biden won in 2020, and her seat is Senator Mark Kelly of the Democratic Party, who supported the filibuster reforms aimed at reelection this fall.

Last week, Democratic Party of Arizona Accusation Cinema agreed with the vote to maintain the 60-vote filibuster threshold in the Senate, arguing that voting rights were too important to get lost.

During his recent appearance on CNN, Galego didn’t say whether he would run for the Senate, Deadly During the tenure of the cinema

“I’ve known Senator Cinema since I started politics here in Arizona in my mid-20s. The only consistency about Senator Cinema’s role and position is inconsistency,” he said. ..

“2024 is a long time from now. I’m focusing on 2022. I never say no to the future, but he added, but he added. “”

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