Mark Kelly Declared Arizona Senate Seat Winner In Tight Midterm race – Deadline

mark kelly has been elected for a full six-year term in US Senate For the state of Arizona. The incumbent’s close victory is a significant step forward for Democrats to continue to control the upper house.

Three days after the midterm election, CNN, NNC and others announced the former astronaut, who was elected to the Senate in a special 2020 election, was on a solid trajectory to defeat the Republican challenger. black masters In the former home of John McCain. The Arizona governor’s race is still very close to the call, but Democrat Adrian Fontes has now been declared the winner for the position of principal secretary of state over self-described Oath Keeper Mark Finchem.

Kelly’s seat was widely seen as the weakest of all Democratic incumbents.

“It’s a disaster, trying to mix these ballots is a big mess,” GOP candidate Masters told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight, turning to Kelly and some of the minor irregularities and tabulations in Maricopa County. Raising more doubts over the vote in Arizona, the Republican National Committee claimed that there were “deep flaws” in the counting of votes in Maricopa County:

Of course, the votes are still being counted in Nevada, where Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Republican Adam Laxalt Almost dead in heat. Laxalt is still leading with 55,000 votes to be counted, and less than 900 votes separating the two.

If Cortez Masto wins, the Democrats will have at least 50 seats, as they have been doing for the past two years, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaker vote, and therefore holding onto her Senate majority. If Cortez Masto loses, Democrats have a chance to retain control in the Georgia runoff election on December 6, when Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) faces Republican Herschel Walker.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Kelly, husband of former Representative Gabby Giffords, was a major recipient of campaign donations from the entertainment industry, pulling in nearly $620,000 by the end of last month. Only Sen. Warnock (D-GA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) picked up more from the industry.