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U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona won on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate primaries in the state, and face off in November, will succeed retired Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.
Their victories assure that Arizonans elect their first female U.S. Senator in November.
In the Republican primary, McSally former state Sen. Kelli Ward and the former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio defeated. On the Democratic side, Sinema lawyer Deedra Abboud defeated.
McSally’s victory drew a Twitter message from the US President, Trump early Wednesday.
“Martha McSally is running in the Arizona Primary for U.S. Senate, was endorsed Senator Jeff Flake rejected….and it turned down – a Premiere! Now Martha, a large US military jet pilot and a highly respected member of the Congress, WIN BIG. Congratulations, and on to November!”, the President tweeted.
Martha McSally, is running in the Arizona Primary for U.S. Senate, was endorsed Senator Jeff Flake rejected….and it turned down – a Premiere! Now Martha, a large US military jet pilot and a highly respected member of the Congress, WIN BIG. Congratulations, and on to November!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
Meanwhile, the death of longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Saturday, the muted victory led to talk of the winners.
McSally began her speech with a minute of silence for McCain.
“It is difficult to celebrate something this week,” she said, before the their next opponent, Sinema, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“So I see this campaign,” McSally said. “It is a choice between a doer and a talker. Between a patriot and a protester.”
“So I see this campaign. It is a choice between a doer and a talker. Between a patriot and a protester.”
– Martha McSally, GOP primary winner for the US Senate seat in Arizona
In a year where Senate Democrats are playing defense, the Arizona seat offers a rare pickup opportunity that could help them, the status quo preserved, and a closely divided Senate or leading in the majority.
McSally, a former Air Force colonel as the darling of the Washington establishment, playing their loyalty to the President Trump, while competing against two extremely conservative candidates: municipality, who had lost to the late Sen. John McCain in the 2016 primary and Arpaio, the illegal immigration opponent, last year pardoned by Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt of court.
Trump, which supports a number of candidates in the last few months, stayed away from endorsements of Arizona.
As a community-and Arpaio apparently struggled to determine the more conservative option to McSally, analysts say, they may have, ultimately, the Congress supports members who have remained largely out of the fray.
“If Sheriff Joe was not in the race Kelli Ward Martha McSally would beat by 20 points,” said Eric beach, a strategist for the municipality, as reported by the Washington Times.
McCain, 81, died last Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey not yet appointed a successor.
Ducey, meanwhile, projected by Fox News to his re-election hopes alive, by defeating former Arizona Secretary of state Ken Bennett in the Republican primary.
He is to face off against one of three Democrats: professor David Garcia, state senator Steve Farley and former minister Kelly fryer. It was too early to project a winner in both races by the time of the surveys.
To fill In the race, a U.S. house seat in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, a Navy veteran and doctor, and Steve Ferrara won the Republican primary, defeated Dave Giles and Irina Baroness Von Behr. The former Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton ran freely in the Democratic primary.
Earlier on Tuesday, the officials in the government admitted that the problems with voting machines in a number of polling stopped locations temporarily, people will be able to tickets, cast vote. A spokesman from the Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes told Fox News on Tuesday afternoon that “all of the polling sites, dealing with technical problems fixed this morning.”
The contractor hired to send set-up-poll-failed machines in the Phoenix area, obviously not enough technicians to leave several polling stations out of operation. The contractor Insight Enterprises has been identified by Tempe, the Arizona Republic reported.
Fontes says that he fixes sent his staff to make as many locations as possible. There were discussions on the extension of the vote in the last times of the 7-o’clock appointment, but surveys are planned ultimately to be closed.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.