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McSally Concedes to Sinema, as Arizona’s Slow Vote Count Wraps Up

Sinema’s win represents a flip of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat from Republican to Democrat.

By NTK Staff | 11.13.2018 @1:00pm
McSally Concedes to Sinema, as Arizona’s Slow Vote Count Wraps Up

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Republican’s Senate nominee, conceded to Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Monday as Arizona’s slow vote count drew to a close.

Sinema will replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who felt he could not win reelection due to growing differences between himself and his party’s leader, President Donald Trump. The net result ended up being a transfer of the seat from Republicans to Democrats anyway.

McSally posted a message on Twitter after she conceded to Sinema:

McSally posted a video message to twitter. “I just called Kyrsten Sinema and congratulated her on becoming Arizona’s first female senator after a hard-fought battle,” McSally said in the video, her pet golden retriever by her side. “I wish her all success as she represents Arizona in the Senate.”

McSally, the first Air Force woman to fly in combat, may not be finished with public service just yet. Though she will give up her seat in the House of Representatives at the start of next year, there is a possibility Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey might appoint her to the seat vacated by the late Sen. John McCain.

Currently that seat is being filled by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a longtime senator from Arizona who came back to the Senate to temporarily replace McCain. Kyl has stated that he may only serve through the end of the year, creating another vacancy for Ducey to fill.

At least one opinion writer, the Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts, lobbied for Ducey to appoint McSally:

It’d be nice, too, if Democrats, in their better moments, would acknowledge that McSally, if appointed, would be likely to fairly represent what continues to be a red state. …

Ducey, with one stroke of a pen, could apply some desperately needed salve to the open, gaping wound that is post-election Arizona.

Appoint McSally, governor.

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