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Former John McCain, Kyrsten Sinema backers to host fundraiser for Ruben Gallego

A group of moderates will raise money for U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) on Saturday as his Senate race against Kali Lake heats up, Gallego’s campaign confirms to The Hill. Ta.

Prominent donors to the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and outgoing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) host a fundraiser for the Phoenix Democratic Party, pushing the party toward the center I plan to prove the allegations. The fundraiser was carried out by First reported by Politico.

Mr. Gallego and Mr. Lake are both trying to move into the middle of the race, with Mr. Lake struggling to overcome his controversial 2022 gubernatorial race and close alignment with former President Trump. There is.

During the 2022 campaign, Lake once told Republicans who supported McCain: “Get out” Then he blatantly bounced the middle ball. She also supported the 2020 election fraud conspiracy and later claimed her election loss was fraudulent.

Mr. Gallego has downplayed his longstanding ties to progressive politics, opting instead to revoke his membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and appeal to more mainstream Democrats and moderates in statewide races. Ta.

Arizona is expected to be one of the nation’s closest Senate races, with Democrats hoping to maintain a narrow majority in the deliberative body.

The financing could expand Gallego’s financial advantage over Lake. His campaign ended the first quarter of this year with $9.6 million in cash, compared to Lake’s $2.5 million. He has outscored Lake by nearly four to one since the start of the race, bringing in $20.5 million to Lake’s $5.6 million.

That money has already been spent, with Gallego announcing a $19 million advertising blitz and Lake announcing a $10 million acquisition on Monday.

The average poll from The Hill/Decision Desk shows Gallego leading Lake by 4.1 points.

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