Two-thirds of AZ Dems back primary challenge to Sinema over filibuster

Two-thirds of Democratic primary voters in Arizona say they would support a primary challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) if she continues to oppose filibuster reform in the Senate, according to a new poll from the progressive think tank Data for Progress.

Only 22 percent of Arizona Democratic primary voters said they would support Sinema’s reelection in 2024 if she maintains her hard-line stance on the filibuster, the longstanding Senate rule that requires a 60-vote minimum to end debate.

Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), has remained steadfastly opposed to efforts to weaken the filibuster, frustrating many Democrats who see the rule as an obstacle to passing key parts of President Biden’s agenda, including a sweeping infrastructure package and election reforms.