McSally campaign CEO says 'purposeful misconduct' in Senate race

McSally campaign CEO says 'purposeful misconduct' in Senate race

Kerry Wise
November 14, 2018

Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) conceded to Democratic opponent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) on Monday evening after after a slow vote count dragged on for almost a week after voters cast their ballots last Tuesday.

As of 8:30pm Sunday evening, the vote stood at 49.58% for Sinema and 48.07% for McSally.

Her race against Republican Martha McSally was so tight that her victory was not decided until Monday, after a slow count of postal ballots gave her an insurmountable lead. "This is not plausible".

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity & find common ground", Sinema tweeted soon after McSally conceded. That person would have to run in a special election in 2020 before running again for a full term in 2022.

With Sinema's victory to flip the open seat of retiring GOP Sen.

"It won't be easy and it won't happen overnight, but we can work together to meet the challenges our country faces", Sinema told supporters on Monday night in Scottsdale, Ariz., after multiple media outlets called the election for her.

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Sinema targeted moderate Republican and independent women by painting herself as a nonpartisan problem-solver who voted to support Trump's agenda 60 per cent of the time. On Monday night, Sinema declared victory.

McSally backed Trump's tax cut, border security and the Affordable Care Act repeal agenda as she survived a three-way GOP primary in August, defeating two conservative challengers who claimed her support for Trump was fake. The former Air Force combat pilot adopted an aggressive tone, accusing Sinema of supporting treason over her 2003 remark that it was "fine" if a radio host who was asking her a question joined the Taliban. She shifted to the center after winning a seat in 2012 in the House of Representatives, drawing criticism from some on the left for siding with Mr. Trump and other Republicans on some legislation. Jeff Flake. NPR notes that McSally could still theoretically be appointed to another Arizona Senate seat; Republican Gov. Doug Ducey named former Republican Sen. Hilary Clinton had lost the State to Donald Trump by a margin of 4% in 2016.

Her opponent, McSally, 52, also a US representative and a former Air Force fighter pilot, congratulated Sinema for winning the race.

Latino Democratic strategists, meanwhile, groused that Sinema had moved too far right on immigration to appeal to a crucial, growing portion of the Democratic electorate.