Ruben Gallego has announced his Senate run

Amid news that US Senator Kirsten Sinema from Arizona is losing popularity, US Representative Ruben Gallego, who currently represents Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, has announced that he is running for senator. He posted a truly kick-ass announcement video on his Twitter, with the statement: “Growing up poor, all I had was the American dream. It kept me going: a child sleeping on the floor, a student scrubbing toilets, a Marine losing brothers in Iraq.” . So many Arizonans are seeing their dreams dashed today. I’m running for US Senate to win it for you!”

Andrew Romano and Christopher Wilson of Yahoo News also explained:

On Monday, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Phoenix launched his own bid for Sinema’s seat, setting up what could be the most interesting and dramatic Senate fight of 2024.

“I am deeply humbled by the encouragement I have received from the people of Arizona, and today I am answering the call to serve,” he said in a statement.

The next day, his team announced that it already had Raised more than $1 million from over 27,000 donationsPassed Arizona’s record for most private donations on the first day of a campaign in eight hours

Watch the video of his announcement here.