Arizona results for every midterm election race
Arizona elections made history, although very slowly, this year.
Nearly a week after Election Day, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) was declared the winner against Rep. Martha McSally (R) in the hotly contested Arizona Senate race. Sinema became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Arizona in 30 years; she is also the first woman to go to the Senate from Arizona and the first openly bisexual senator in American history.
For the House, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick picked up the Second District seat left open by McSally. Democrats also held onto Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s First District seat. Rep. David Schweikert (R) held onto his seat in a tight race in the Sixth District as did Rep. Debbie Lesko (R) in the Eighth.
As for state politics, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey won a second term in the governor’s mansion, defeating Democrat David Garcia. The entire state legislature was on the ballot too, with Republicans hoping to defend their four-seat state Senate majority and their 10-seat state House majority. And Arizonans also voted on a ballot initiative that would ban state and local governments from increasing taxes on services.
Though Donald Trump won Arizona, he did so by just over 3 points — one of the smallest margins for a Republican in some time (Mitt Romney won it by 9 points) — and since then, his favorability there has taken a hit. According to Morning Consult, slightly more Arizonans disapprove of him than approve of him.