Phoenix (AP) — Democratic Senator Mark Kelly Winning his bid for re-election Friday in a key battleground state of Arizona, defeating Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters to get one more win before his party seizes control of the House The next two years of President Joe Biden.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaker vote allows Democrats to retain control of the Senate by winning the Nevada raceit’s too early to call, or next month’s spill in Georgia. For the Republican Party to win a majority, it must win both of these races.
The Arizona campaign is one of the few elections in which the Republicans have targeted the Senate by 50-50.This was a test of encroachment carried out by Kerry and other Democrats in a state once firmly ruled by the Republican Party. It was nothing out of the ordinary during President Donald Trump’s tenure.
The high-profile gubernatorial race between Democrat Katie Hobbs and Republican Kari Lake was too early to call Friday night. He defeated Republican Mark Finkem, the biggest naysayer in the election.
A former NASA astronaut and four-time spaceflighter, Kelly is married to former US Congressman Gabby Giffords.She impacted the nation with her recovery from a gunshot wound to the head in an assassination attempt in 2011 that killed six and injured 13..
Kelly and Giffords were attending an Elton John concert in Phoenix on Friday night. I made it clear that no
“Serving as a U.S. Senator from Arizona has been one of the great honors of my life,” Kelly said in a statement. I am humble.”
Kerry’s victory in the 2020 special election Spurred on by the death of Republican Senator John McCain, who gave Arizona a Senate seat for the first time in 70 years to Democrats. I was.
Kelly’s 2022 campaign is primarily focused on abortion rights, social security protection, lower drug prices, and ensuring a reliable water supply during the drought that slashed Arizona’s Colorado River. I was.
Kerry distanced himself from President Joe Biden as he struggled with low approval ratingsparticularly downplayed his Democratic affiliation amid concerns about border security and the state of the economy.
He also styled himself, in McCain’s style, as an independent person willing to oppose his party.
A follower of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, Masters seeks to infiltrate Kerry’s independent image, echoing Biden’s failure to secure the US-Mexico border and curb rampant inflation. I let
Masters’ provocative tendencies endeared him to many Republican primary voters and contrarian thinking. He called for the privatization of Social Security, took a hardline stance on abortion, was popular among white nationalists, and said Democrats sought to use immigrants to replace whites in America. Promoted the theory of discrimination.
However, after suffering a scar in a controversial primary, Masters struggled to raise money and was placed in defense over a controversial position.
He won Trump’s support by claiming he won in 2020, but he was pressured in last month’s debates and has seen no evidence that the election was rigged. He later doubled down on the false claim that Trump had won.
After the primary, he removed some of the controversial positions from his website, but it wasn’t enough for the moderate voters who decided the election.
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