Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema sees Ted Cruz as an 'ally'

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema sees Ted Cruz as an 'ally'Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is not here for your congressional conventions.After winning a tight race in her now-certified swing state last year, Sinema has remained firmly between the aisles. She has voted to support several of President Trump's nominees, considers a few Republicans to be her closest pals in the Senate, and won't even discuss who she's supporting in her state's own Senate race next year, Politico reports in a profile published Tuesday.Sinema joined the Senate last year with fellow newcomer Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). But despite that R next to his name, Cramer and Sinema are "close friends," Politico writes. Cramer is fully aware of their differences, referencing Sinema's flashy style when saying "I'm sort of a prude and she's very exotic." Sinema is also close with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who she considers an "as an ally atop the Commerce Committee's Aviation and Space subcommittee," Politico writes.And Sinema's convention busting isn't just limited to politics. She's currently looking to launch a spin class in the Senate gym, likely to help keep up her training for Ironman triathlons: She skipped a vote on the next Environmental Protection Agency head to compete in one just two months into her term. Read more about Sinema at Politico.

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