Democrat Mark Kelly Wins Reelection to US Senate in Arizona

US Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

By Robert Gundran

November 11, 2022


US Sen. Mark Kelly will represent Arizona in the US Senate for the next six years, winning reelection and earning his first full term.

The Associated Press called the race for the Democrat on Friday night.

Democrat Mark Kelly Wins Reelection to US Senate in Arizona

Kelly overcame a late surge in the polls by his opponent, Blake Masters, and held the seat he won in 2020, when he defeated Republican Martha McSally. 

Democrats held onto one of the most competitive seats in the country. Arizona voters rejected Masters, an election denier who referred to abortion as demonic and a religious sacrifice.

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  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.

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