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Kyrsten Sinema beats out Martha McSally for Flake's Arizona Senate seat

Posted: 7:44 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 03:00:19Z
Sinema wins race for AZ Senate seat over McSally

Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Martha McSally in the highly contested race for an Arizona Senate seat, per the Associated Press. This comes after several days of ballot counting and controversy over rural county results.

 

Sinema (D) defeated McSally (R) for the seat previously held by Senator Jeff Flake, who chose not to run again in this election.

On Friday, Republican and Democrat leaders agreed to give rural counties a second chance to fix ballot issues with voters. GOP leaders hoped the move would help Republicans gain votes for McSally in the race, but Sinema's lead was eventually too wide to recover from.  

McSally also tweeted out her thanks, and congratulations toward Sinema.

 

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With this win, Sinema will be named the first female U.S. Senator from the state of Arizona.