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Kyrsten Sinema Has Flipped Jeff Flake’s Senate Seat to the Democrats

by Axios | Updated on 11.13.18

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has picked up an insurmountable lead over Republican opponent Rep. Martha McSally, handing Democrats a seat Republicans have held since 1994, the AP projects.

Why it matters: Sinema will replace retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and is set to becoming the first woman to represent Arizona in the Senate. Even though Republicans will maintain control of the Senate next year, Sinema’s victory has chipped away the durable majority they were hoping to cement. The bitterly fought contest comes to an end after President Trump and some national and state Republicans cast doubt on the elections legitimacy as Sinema’s lead was expanding each day as new ballots were being counted. 


In a video following the AP's projection, McSally conceded and said she has called Sinema to congratulate her.

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  • SneakyPete
    11/13/2018
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    I really don’t want to go back to the 8 years of liberal socialists hypocrites democrats (progressives) and their Obama Socialist agendas ? P.S. I’m still wary 😒 of Democratic voter suppression occurring. SneakyPete..... 🇺🇸🇺🇸👎🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸. 11*13*28.....

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  • Riley
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    11/13/2018
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    Congrats Arizona, way to elect a taliban supporter to the senate.

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  • Terry
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    11/13/2018
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    Do you really want to go back to the 8 years of liberal socialists hypocrites democrats (progressives) and there agendas ?

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  • Steve
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    11/13/2018
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    Sanity wins one.

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  • Ken
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    That didn't take too long. Now if Trump can just keep his twitter mouthpiece shut Arizona can move forward.

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  • Kodiwodi
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    11/13/2018
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    Congratulations and thank you for the sanity on the part of both parties! For those claiming cheating and receiving drug money without one iota of proof you make less sense than tits on a boar hog.

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  • Robert
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    11/13/2018
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    You go girl!😁

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  • Tooluser1
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    Fraudulently. Democrat cheating CANNOT be allowed to stand if this Nation is to survive. If the voting process is compromised, the Rule of Law is *broken* robbing the government of any legitimacy. Civil war WILL follow. I fear for our Nation.

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  • Riley
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    Congrats Arizona, way to elect a taliban supporter to the senate.

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  • Marylynn
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    11/14/2018
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    I'm glad the people of Arizona elected her, I think she'll do a great job.

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  • David
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    11/13/2018
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    There continued hyperbole, exaggeration and name calling of some of these comments are beneath common sense and dignity. People show their true selves when posting anonymously.

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  • Brian
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    11/14/2018
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    This shows that Arizona is not as "red" as people think, and then when voters show up, Democrats win. I'm happy to see a better balance of women and Democrats in the Senate, and I hope Sinema, known to be a moderate, can be a strong voice for her state.

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  • John
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    11/14/2018
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    Great way to demonstrate your stupidity Riley

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  • Thelma
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    11/14/2018
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    Couldn’t be more pleased.

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  • Maribeth
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    11/14/2018
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    Wonderful to now have a Democratic senator in Arizona. We need checks and balances. It's a relief to see "it's about time" come to fruition.

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  • Charles
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    11/15/2018
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    I don’t think democrats have the ability to think ahead enough to make a good decision. They never think a problem out completely and think about what will happen because of there want to buy voters to participate in the Democratic Party. Socialism has been a failure every time it is tried. Don’t they think far enough ahead to realize the fallacy of the system that promises all?

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  • Abbi
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    11/14/2018
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    Don’t let us down lady. Dems like Micham, Schumer and Pelosi are almost indistinguishable from republicans. Don’t be them.

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  • John
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    11/13/2018
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    I could not be more proud & excited then I am right now, to know that Representative Sinema will be succeeding my dear friend & Senator Jeff Flake for his US Senate seat

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  • James
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    11/13/2018
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    Flake was really a democrat anyway!

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  • Leon
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    11/13/2018
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    Another Flake.

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