Sinema, who is backed by the grandchildren of the late conservative icon Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), is a bright spot for the party, with national Democrats increasingly optimistic about her chances of defeating Republican Vernon Parker in an open-seat race in the Grand Canyon State.
The National Republican Congressional Committee isn't ceding anything, though. Parker delivered the GOP's weekly address today and the NRCC has launched a $900,000 television advertising buy.
The NRCC ad shows Sinema in space with a satellite floating nearby, calling her "far out."
"Kyrsten appeared in the Communist party newspaper. Really, she did," the ad says.
At the Sinema fundraiser, Polis touted her as, "somewhat of an expert in exactly what's needed in this town, which is working with the other side and respecting where they come from," words that parallel his well-received convention speech in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month.
Forty minutes after arriving, as Sinema began to take questions, Polis ducked out, en route to his next event, the documentary screening.
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