NEW: RI Native McSally Loses to Sinema in Arizona Senate Race

Monday, November 12, 2018


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Republican and RI native Martha McSally has lost her bid for an Arizona Senate seat.

Rhode Island native Martha McSally, who served as the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district since 2015, has lost the Senate race to Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema.

On Monday evening, multiple outlets reported the outcome, including the New York Times who wrote that Sinema, a former social worker, "scored a groundbreaking victory in the race for a Senate seat in Arizona, defeating her Republican opponent after waging a campaign in which she embraced solidly centrist positions, according to The Associated Press."

"Ms. Sinema’s victory over Martha McSally, a Republican congresswoman and former Air Force pilot, marks the first Democratic triumph since 1976 in a battle for an open Senate seat in Arizona. Ms. Sinema takes the seat being vacated by Jeff Flake, a Republican who retired after publicly clashing with President Trump," wrote the NYT.

With Sinema's win, Senate Republicans control 51 seats and the Democrats now have 47.  There are still two undecided races with a recount in Florida, and a runoff in Mississippi,


McSally in RI News

In April, Bay View released a statement after McSally told the Wall Street Journal that she was sexually abused by her track and field coach during her senior year at St. Mary Academy.


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