ARIZONA NEWS

Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Martha McSally for US Senate seat

Nov 3, 2020, 10:10 PM | Updated: Nov 4, 2020, 1:06 am

PHOENIX — For the first time in almost 70 years, Arizona will be home to two Democratic senators.

Mark Kelly defeated his Republican opponent Martha McSally in the U.S. Senate race by 7% of the votes, according to the Associated Press.

The result gives Arizona two Democratic senators for the fourth time in state history and first time since 1953.

“I am confident that when the votes are counted, we are going to be successful in this mission,” Kelly said during a speech in Tucson.

Kelly’s win is the reflection of months of polling that had him ahead of his Republican counterpart.

Kelly led McSally 50%-45% in OH Predictive Insights’ final survey of the election cycle released last Tuesday.

That same poll had Kelly leading McSally, 50%-45%, which reflected a 5-point swing in her favor from a September poll.

Kelly would join fellow Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who endorsed the former astronaut in the later stages of the election cycle.

The Senate seat will be up again for election in 2022, however.

The seat belonged to longtime Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain, who won reelection in 2016 and held office until his death on Aug. 25, 2018.

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl assumed the role for about four months before Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally to the position at the start of 2019.

[senate2020][/senate2020]

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Big Bounce America)...
KTAR.com

Walking on air: World’s biggest bounce house lands in Glendale

Adults and kids alike in metro Phoenix can get the jump on fun at the world's biggest bounce house over the next three weekends.
1 day ago
FILE - In this May 24, 2004 file photo, a Mount Graham red squirrel darts through trees on Mount Gr...
Associated Press

Endangered red squirrel found in Arizona sees increase in population

The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of Arizona.
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Body of man believed to be set on fire found near downtown Phoenix

The body of a man who was believed to be set on fire was found Thursday near downtown Phoenix, authorities said.
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Man killed in Phoenix drive-by shooting, suspect at large

Suspects remain outstanding, and detectives with the Phoenix Police Department's Homicide Bureau have taken over the investigation. 
1 day ago
(Facebook Photo/Cochise County - Government)...
Taylor Kinnerup

Arizona’s News Roundup: The latest from Cochise County, Biden’s upcoming Arizona trip and more

Arizona’s News Roundup breaks down the latest happenings in Cochise County, President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the state and more.
1 day ago
Republican Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd (Cochise County Photos)...
Kevin Stone

Hobbs’ office wants Brnovich to investigate Cochise County GOP officials

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office wants the attorney general to investigate whether Cochise County officials broke the law by delaying their election canvass.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
...
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Martha McSally for US Senate seat