Democratic dysfunction? Party's top candidates declining to endorse each other for now

Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema and gubernatorial candidate David Garcia top the Democratic ticket this year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)

In an apparent political split, Democratic candidates David Garcia and Kyrsten Sinema are declining to endorse each other for now even though they top the ticket this year for their party.

Asked today if he was endorsing Sinema, who is running for Jeff Flake's open Senate seat, Garcia said he was more focused on his race.

"We are a candidate and we are a campaign we are a party with a lot of factions and we complement each other," said Garcia, who is the Democratic nominee for governor.

Garcia's response highlights the differences between the two candidates even though they come from the same party.

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Sinema has run a more conservative campaign, running as a conservative Democrat who votes with Republican President Donald Trump 60 percent of the time.

Garcia, on the other hand, has run a more progressive race, routinely slamming Trump's policies.

Earlier in the day Garcia released a list of endorsements on Twitter that included every current Democratic member of congress from Arizona except Sinema.

And when asked why Sinema was not supporting his campaign, Garcia directed those questions to his communications director, Sarah Elliott.

"I don't know you'll have to talk to Sarah about where Kyrsten is on that, that's a good question, I have no idea."

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