Mark Kelly defeats Blake Masters in Arizona

By Sonu

Date: November 12,2022

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Senator Mark Kelly defeated Republican Blake Masters in Arizona, raising hopes that Democrats will hold onto the Senate. 

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Kelly was declared the winner of the race Friday evening by the Associated Press, with 83% of votes cast. 

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Kelly is a former Navy combat veteran, retired NASA astronaut, and the husband of former representative Gabby Giffords.

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After Election Day, Arizona remained one of two battleground states where the Senate result was unclear.

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Silver State senator Catherine Cortez Masto is in a tight race with her Republican opponent,

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Adam Laxalt, where both parties eagerly await the results.

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The Democrats now have 49 Senate seats after Kelly's victory in Arizona.

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Cortez Masto defeating Laxalt would bring Nevada to 50

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No matter what happens in the run-off in Georgia, Democrats would retain control of the Senate

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It is holding on to the Senate despite high inflation this year as well as a long-standing pattern of midterm backlash against its own party

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Kelly's victory in Arizona shows that Republicans have done well in what is supposed to be a good year for them.

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