Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly Leads U.S. Senate Race Against Blake Masters

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly Leads U.S. Senate Race Against Blake Masters

Sen. Mark Kelly’s margin over Republican opponent Blake Masters grew after ballots were counted on Thursday, making it more difficult for the GOP to win his seat and take control of the Senate as a whole.

Unofficial results show that Kelly, a Democrat from Arizona, beat Masters by a total of 20,000 votes throughout the day. Though the majority, or roughly 78,000 votes, were cast in Maricopa County, the totals reflect about 139,000 votes cast throughout the state.

Additionally, there were numerous batches from the Democrat-leaning Pima County. Overall, Kelly currently has a 5.6 percentage point advantage against Masters or about 115,000 votes. Statewide, there are still about 500,000 ballots to be counted. Maricopa and Pima counties have the majority of those uncounted votes.

Kelly garnered 56% of the votes on Thursday’s ballots, while Masters received 42%. In a tweet posted on Thursday night, Masters insisted that his campaign is still on track. “The most significant pro-Democratic declines have just occurred. They will soon run out, and there will be thousands of thousands of pro-R votes to count. We’ll pass them and prevail “He composed.

The outcome of the contested contests in Arizona, and Nevada, and a runoff in Georgia will determine which party controls the Senate. All of those seats are presently held by Democrats, who need to prevail in two of these three contests to keep control of the chamber when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., retained a slim lead over Republican Herschel Walker in a race that will not include a Libertarian candidate when it advances to a runoff on December 6. Republican Adam Laxalt was leading over Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

Kelly has maintained her lead in Arizona after four weeks of early voting. According to unofficial data, he had a 264,000-vote advantage over Masters among early voters. By the time voting was completed on Thursday, Masters had reduced Kelly’s advantage by 169,000 votes.

Although the outcome of the election is still subject to change, it currently seems to increase national Republican dissatisfaction in a campaign where Democrats showed uncommon midterm resiliency.

Even as late as September, Kelly was the overwhelming favourite to win reelection. He had a significant financial edge over Masters. Due in part to a funding standoff between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and billionaire Peter Thiel, who was Masters’ mentor and political supporter, outside groups were unable to totally even the message war.

Kari Lake, a gubernatorial candidate who attracted sizable crowds across the state and energised Arizona’s conservative base, effectively hitched Masters’ campaign to her public appearances. Masters made a strong showing in their lone candidate debate in early October, and he surged in public polling.

In the last weeks of the campaign, Masters started to show slight leads in their race in public polls for the first time. But Masters frequently receives fewer votes than his fellow Republicans running for statewide office. In votes counted prior to Thursday, Lake received nearly 56,000 more than Masters.

Even as late as September, Kelly was the overwhelming favourite to win reelection. He had a significant financial edge over Masters. Due in part to a funding standoff between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and billionaire Peter Thiel, who was Masters’ mentor and political supporter, outside groups were unable to totally even the message war.

Kari Lake, a gubernatorial candidate who attracted sizable crowds across the state and energised Arizona’s conservative base, effectively hitched Masters’ campaign to her public appearances. Masters made a strong showing in their lone candidate debate in early October, and he surged in public polling.

In the last weeks of the campaign, Masters started to show slight leads in their race in public polls for the first time. But Masters frequently receives fewer votes than his fellow Republicans running for statewide office. In votes counted prior to Thursday, Lake received nearly 56,000 more than Masters.