Major GOP Defeat Shakes Senate

The GOP suffered a devastating blow in the Arizona election, losing the Senate seat to a hard Left Sinema. The Free Beacon reports:

Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) conceded to Democratic opponent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) on Monday evening after after a slow vote count dragged on for nearly a week after voters cast their ballots last Tuesday.

Sinema’s victory gives the Democrats two pick-ups in the 2018 midterms, as the race was for the spot being vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen (D., Nev.) also beat Sen. Dean Heller (R., Nev.) in Nevada.

McSally, the first woman in U.S. history to fly a fighter jet in combat, conceded defeat to Sinema, a third-term congresswoman and former social worker, making her the first female senator in Arizona, according to the New York Times:

“The win by Ms. Sinema points to a remarkable shift in Arizona’s political landscape. That state has been a Republican bastion for decades, but Democrats are seizing on dissatisfaction with budget cuts and growing unease over the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown to make inroads with moderate voters.”

This is a big loss for Republicans, as Sinema was seen as a weak candidate whose past statements were firmly anti-American and anti-Arizona.


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