Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema Receives Over $800,000 Via Democrat ‘Act Blue’ Platform In Spite of Becoming Independent

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Kyrsten Sinema, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

Despite switching to independent status late last year, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) reportedly raised around $816,000 through the Democratic fundraising software giant ActBlue in the second quarter of 2023, according to data.

After Sinema left the Democratic Party in December 2022, prominent Democrats battled with her, criticizing the government’s emphasis on “party doctrine.”

Despite this, Sinema has continued to gain from ActBlue’s influence.

According to campaign finance reports, during April and June, ActBlue acted as a conduit for contributors to give $270,000 to Sinema’s campaign and $545,000 to Sinema’s joint fundraising committee.

Sinema recorded collecting $1.6 million in the second quarter, ending it with $10.7 million in cash on hand. Sinema has not officially declared a bid for office in 2024.

During the same time period, Gallego received $3.1 million, while Mark Lamb, the Pinal County sheriff running for the Senate as a Republican, received roughly $607,000, according to records.

Kari Lake, a failed Republican candidate for governor in 2022, is also considering a run for the Senate.

Gallego, who earned $2.1 million from January through March to Sinema’s $3.7 million, has raised more money in the most recent quarter than the congressman.

Gallego had $3.7 million in cash on hand at the end of the second quarter.

Between April and June, Sinema’s Getting Stuff Done PAC also accepted contributions via ActBlue.

Late in March, Sinema’s campaign website started referring supporters to her fundraising page through Anedot, a Republican and independent-favored payment processor.

She also continues to accept contributions through Democracy Engine, whose CEO Jonathan Zucker previously oversaw ActBlue.

According to filings, the Sinema Leadership Fund and her campaign recently distributed merchant fees of $39,100 to ActBlue, $10,300 to Democracy Engine, and $2,800 to Anedot.

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