Republicans Lose in Arizona as Mark Kelly Wins Reelection
By Marry Jones | 12 Nov 2022
Why Arizona Is a Crucial Swing State
Arizona has emerged as a key swing state in the 2022 Midterm election, with both Democrats and Republicans vying for its electoral votes. The race between Democratic Senator Mark Kelly and Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters was seen as a tight one, but Kelly ultimately won reelection on Friday.
Why is Arizona so important? The state has a large Latino population, and it has been a battleground for immigration policy. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state by just over three points, and it is seen as a key state for Democrats to win in 2020.
How Did Kelly Win?
In a major upset, Democratic Senator Mark Kelly has won reelection in the crucial swing state of Arizona, defeating Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters.
Kelly's victory is due in part to his impressive record as a senator, as well as his support from key groups like labor unions and veterans. However, Kelly also benefited from national trends that favored the Democratic Party in the 2022 midterm elections.
The Republican Party has now lost control of the Senate, a clear sign that the American people are discontent with the Trump administration.
While Republicans did make gains in the U.S. House and Senate this week, they lost a key race in Arizona as Mark Kelly won reelection. This means that the Democrats will still have a majority in the Senate, which could have huge ramifications for policy in the next two years under Biden Administration.