Kyrsten Sinema beats Martha McSally to become Arizona's first female senator

Sinema’s systematic play for moderate Republican voters, independent voters and suburban women anxious about the polarizing politics in the era of President Donald Trump gave her an advantage in the state’s urban areas that was too great for McSally to overcome.

Sinema maintained her lead over McSally on Monday and grew it to 1.7 percentage points with the latest results from early ballots. The results defied the narrative from McSally’s campaign that she would perform well enough in the waning days of ballot-counting to remain competitive…

“I wish her success,” McSally wrote on Twitter. “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.”

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