Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Claims Victory in Arizona Race for the U.S. Senate

Kyrsten Sinema

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won in the Arizona race for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Jeff Flake. She defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally who fought a very competitive election, among the closely watched in the country.

Sinema gained 1,097,321 votes or 49.68 percent while McSally had 1,059,124 votes or 47.96 percent. She was ahead by 38,197 votes or 1.72 percent, based on data from the Arizona Secretary of State website.

On Monday night, McSally posted a video on Twitter stating that she called Sinema and congratulated her for becoming Arizona’s first female lawmaker elected to the U.S. Senate after a “hard-fought battle.”

McSally also expressed gratitude to her campaign staff and the Arizonans who voted for her. “We sure wish it came out with a different result, but I’m so thankful for you,” she said.