Democrats retain important Senate seat due to results in swing state of Arizona | Abroad

Democrats retain important Senate seat due to results in swing state of Arizona |  Abroad

Democratic Senator Mark Kelly was re-elected in Arizona, USA CNN And the NBC News Friday evening (local time). This brings the Democrats closer to maintaining a majority in the Senate. Currently, Democrats and Republicans each have 49 seats in the Senate, with 100 of them.

Kelly defeated Republican Blake Masters, despite high inflation and low appreciation in Arizona for President Joe Biden’s policies. Kelly managed to raise a lot of money and distanced himself from Biden on issues such as immigration. This allowed him to stay ahead of his Republican rival.

Two years ago, Kelly won his Senate seat with 51 percent of the vote. Kelly is a Navy pilot and former astronaut. He is married to former Democratic Representative Gabby Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011.

Three days after the Senate and House of Representatives midterm elections, the results are still unknown. In two states, the battle for a Senate seat has not yet been decided: in Georgia and Nevada.

In Georgia, a new round is needed because none of the candidates got more than half of the vote. In Nevada, votes are still underway to decide who will take the seat there. If both parties reach 50 seats, the Senate will remain in Democrats’ hands, because Vice President Kamala Harris can make the decision in an equal vote.

To control the 435-seat House of Representatives, 218 seats are required. according to CNN The Republicans can currently count on 211 seats, and the Democrats are on the 203rd.

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