US Representative Kyrsten Sinema has defeated her Republican rival in the race for a Senate seat in the state of Arizona, stealing President Donald Trump’s thunder amid his repeated claims of winning the midterm congressional elections.
Sinema’s victory against Martha McSally, a Republican congresswoman and former Air Force pilot, marked the Democratic Party’s first triumph in a battle for an open Senate seat in the traditionally red state since 1976.
Sinema will go on to replace Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a fierce Trump critic who is leaving the Senate at the end of his current term.
Despite losing the House of Representatives to Democrats, initial results showed that Republicans had managed to increase their majority in Senate by flipping two of the 26 Democratic Senate seats up for grabs in the November 6 elections.
Trump quickly took credit.
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