New recording of Sinema implying Arizona produces: 'Crazy'

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican activists are releasing a secret recording Thursday of Democratic Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema criticizing her state to liberal activists in 2011.

In the recording Sinema said "there's something wrong" with Arizona's political leaders. She noted they were Republican. Finally, she joked that Arizona could now be known for more than producing copper and cattle — it could be known for producing "crazy."

Sinema is a centrist Democrat who's tried to run a nonpartisan campaign. She needs support from Republican moderates to beat U.S. Rep. Martha McSally in the senate race. McSally on Thursday said Sinema's words seven years ago prove she's unfit to represent the state.