2024 Senate race in Arizona: The Gaggle podcast's first look at the race for Sinema's seat
While you won’t be filling in the bubbles on your ballot in November, the upcoming U.S. Senate race is lurking in the shadows.
So far, only one prominent candidate — a Democrat —has announced he's running: U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.
As Arizona continues to be one of the most watched swing states in the country, all eyes are on who will be on the Senate ballot in 2024.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., announced in December that she quit the Democratic party and is now an independent.
And the Republicans are looking to regain the seat. Although no candidates have formally announced, plenty of names are circulating.
Kari Lake, former gubernatorial candidate, is one. And others, such as Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, have indicated their interest.
This week on The Gaggle, a podcast by The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, hosts Ron Hansen and Mary Jo Pitzl are joined by Erin Covey. She’s a political reporter and analyst for Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races.
She discussed several potential candidates and the chances of them putting in a bid for Senate and how former President Donald Trump's next move could affect the race.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Gaggle Podcast: How 2024 Senate race for Sinema's seat is shaping up