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She’s not running: Activists seek Sinema in vain at Boston Marathon

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Far-left demonstrators flew to Boston Monday to confront Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over her opposition to the massive social spending bill being pushed by President Biden and Democratic congressional leaders — announcing their intention to do so as she ran the Boston Marathon.

Just one problem: Sinema didn’t run the race.

“While Kyrsten qualified for and attended the race, she could not run because of her continued recovery from a broken foot,” the senator’s spokesman John LaBombard told The Post in an email Monday night.

Sinema suffered the injury in June while running a marathon in Washington state. Days later, she wore a sleeveless red dress to conceal her crutch as President Biden announced the White House had reached a deal with a bipartisan group of senators on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal.

On Oct. 1, the day President Biden informed lawmakers that the infrastructure deal could not come to his desk unless the social spending bill passed Congress as well, Sinema returned to Arizona for a medical appointment.

Runners make their way to the finish line down Boylston Street during the 125th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 2021.
Runners make their way to the finish line down Boylston Street during the 125th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 2021.
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On Saturday, the Boston Globe reported that the Green New Deal Network, an umbrella organization made up of 15 left-wing groups, would be “bird dogging” Sinema as she ran the historic 26.2-mile course.

Sinema, one of two Democratic senators who insists she will not support the proposed $3.5 trillion measure, has repeatedly been confronted by activists in recent days — including during a class she taught at Arizona State University, where she was followed into a woman’s bathroom and harangued through the door of a stall.

The senator, 45, is a keen distance runner. She describes herself on her personal Twitter account as an “ultramarathoner, Boston qualifier, and IRONMAN.” She previously ran the Boston Marathon in 2014, finishing in under five hours.

On Monday, the Arizona Working Families Party and the Sunrise Movement’s Tempe chapter shared a photo of about a dozen activists holding up signs and banners that read: “Sinema: Be Brave, Fight For Us”, “No Cuts to Climate, Care, and Justice” and “You Work For Us”.

The Globe reported that the group had staked out a spot near the finish line in downtown Boston to wait for Sinema to arrive.

Except she never did.

The Boston Marathon is typically run on the third Monday in April to mark Patriots’ Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts commemorating the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the marathon in 2020 and its rescheduling this year.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema arrived at DCA, where a small number of protestors were waiting.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema arrived at DCA, where a small number of protestors were waiting.
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