Democrat Mark Kelly wins in Arizona senate race, with overall control still in the balance

Democrat Mark Kelly wins in Arizona senate race, with overall control still in the balance

With only two seats left to be decided, former astronaut Mark Kelly of the Republican Party has defeated his Democratic opponent in Arizona’s senate contest.

The 58-year-old Mr. Kelly, the current senator, issued a statement in which he thanked the people of Arizona for their support in re-electing him to the Senate.

“This campaign has been about the many Arizonans — Democrats, Independents, and Republicans — who believe in working together to address the tremendous challenges we face, from the very beginning.

“I have done exactly that throughout my first two years in office, and I will keep doing it during my tenure.

Serving as Arizona’s senator has been one of my life’s greatest honors.

The confidence our state has in me to carry on with this mission humbles me.

Mr. Kelly, a retired astronaut and former captain of the US Navy, has flown four times into space, including trips to the International Space Station to deliver supplies, crew, and equipment.

The confidence our state has in me to carry on with this mission humbles me.

Mr. Kelly, a retired astronaut and former captain of the US Navy, has flown four times into space, including flights to the International Space Station to carry supplies, people, and equipment.

Mark Kelly

If Mr. Kelly wins, the senate will be tied 49-49, with control depending on elections in Georgia and Nevada.

Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris can vote to break ties, thus the Democrats need one more seat.

Adam Laxalt, the Republican state attorney general, is 800 votes ahead of incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada.

With Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock facing Republican Herschel Walker in a run-off election on December 6, the result in Georgia could not be known for several weeks.

According to predictions made by Edison Research, Republicans had at least 211 of the 218 seats they required on Thursday.

With many of the seats still up for grabs in Arizona, California, and Washington state, the Democrats had won 199 elections.

source:nsemwokrom.com