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Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona Senate race

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First Democrat elected to state’s Senate since 1988

Nearly a week after election day, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat Nov. 12, defeating Republican candidate Martha McSally.

The race was officially called after a tight run between Sinema and McSally. Sinema won by about 1.7 percentage points.

This is the first Democratic win for an open Senate seat in Arizona since 1976. Sinema, a former social worker, is Arizona’s first female senator and the first Democrat elected by the state’s Senate in 30 years.