Kelly, who is up for reelection in Arizona in 2022, dodges on whether he’d support Arizona’s senior Democratic senator in 2024.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer held a doomed vote last month to override the rules regarding the Senate filibuster, he didn’t just make life difficult for Arizona’s senior Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema. He also put Mark Kelly, Arizona’s junior Democratic senator, in a difficult spot.

First, Kelly was forced to choose whether to side with his maverick home-state colleague or toe the party line. Kelly avoided taking a position until the last possible moment, when he sided with Schumer.

Now, Sinema faces a likely Democratic primary challenge in 2024 backed by Senator Bernie Sanders, and Kelly, who needs the vote of


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