Martha McSally concedes to Mark Kelly in Arizona Senate race

Martha McSally concedes to Mark Kelly in Arizona Senate race

애리조나 공화주의자 incumbent 이것의. 마사 맥 샐리 has conceded in the Senate 경주 against 민주주의 challenger Mark Kelly.

안에 statement released Friday, McSally wrote that she had called Kelly to congratulate him on his win and offered support during the transition of the Senate seat.

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She also thanked Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for appointing her to the Senate despite losing the battle for the other Arizona Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema2018 midterm elections.

I will always be inspired by the strength, resilience, 혁신, and compassion that I witnessed from Arizonans as I traveled throughout our great state. I will never forget what I learned from all of you,” 그녀가 말했다.

우리. 이것의. 마사 맥 샐리, R-Ariz., hugs her dog Boomer prior to greeting voters at a polling station, 화요일, 11 월. 3, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP 사진 / Matt York)

우리. 이것의. 마사 맥 샐리, R-Ariz., hugs her dog Boomer prior to greeting voters at a polling station, 화요일, 11 월. 3, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP 사진 / Matt York)

While falling short, I am deeply humbled to have received the second most votes ever cast by Arizonans for a statewide race. I am thankful for the more than 1.6 million Arizonans who voted for me and everyone who dedicated their time, resources, and prayers to our campaign,” wrote McSally.

After fighting for our country for more than three decades—the last nine in the 주재관 arena—I trust God will lead me to my next mission to make a difference after I get a little rest,” McSally concluded. “감사합니다, 애리조나! It’s been an honor to serve you, and I know our future is bright and blessed.”

McSally is the first woman in U.S. history to fly a fighter jet in combat as well as the first to command a fighter squadron.

She began her career in politics in 2012, winning the race for the Grand Canyon State’s second district. 여자 won again in 2014 in an extremely tight contest and defeated 민주주의 opponent Matt Heinz in 2016.

와 99% of votes counted, 켈리, 전직 NASA astronaut, defeated McSally by almost 80,000 투표, 또는 51.18% ...에 48.82%.

The special election garnered national attention as Democrats orchestrated an effort to flip the 상원, quickly becoming one of the most expensive races for the upper chamber in modern history.

Arizona was one of a couple of states that saw increased support for Democrats this year after voting in favor of 트럼프 대통령 4 년 전.

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