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Arizona, the swing state |  Abroad

Arizona, the swing state | Abroad

Arizona Democratic Senator Mark Kelly has been re-elected. CNN And NBC News Friday evening (local time). That puts Democrats one step closer to retaining their majority in the Senate. Currently, both Democrats and Republicans hold 49 seats in the Senate, with 100 seats up for grabs.

Despite high inflation and falling praise in Arizona for President Joe Biden’s policies, Kelly defeated Republican Blake Masters. Kelly has managed to raise a lot of funds and distanced himself from Biden on issues like 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 married former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, a survivor of the 2011 shooting in Tucson.

Three days after midterm elections for the Senate and House of Representatives, the results are still unknown. In two states, the battle for a Senate seat is still undecided: Georgia and Nevada.

In Georgia, no candidate received more than half of the vote, necessitating a new round. In Nevada, votes are still being counted to determine who will take the seat. If both parties reach 50 seats, the Senate will be in Democratic hands because Vice President Kamala Harris can decide in a tie-breaking vote.

218 seats are needed to gain control of the 435-seat House of Representatives. According to CNN Republicans currently hold 211 seats, while Democrats hold 203.

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