For the first time in the 106-year history of Arizona, a woman has won the Arizona Senate election — the first Democrat to win in the state in four decades.
Republican Martha McSally conceded to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema on Monday.
With Florida in a recount and Mississippi, the current U.S. Senate makeup for the next Congress stands at 51 Republicans to 48 Democrats.
Kyrsten Sinema marks a lot of firsts…
First Democratic U.S. senator from Arizona since 1976
First female U.S. senator from Arizona
First openly bisexual U.S. senator in the country
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) November 13, 2018
On CNN, Kyung Lah, senior national correspondent, said that McSally’s embrace of President Donald Trump could have cost her the seat.
“I spoke with a lifelong Republican and she told me that she simply was turned off by Trump,” Lah reported. “She didn’t care that mcsally was a woman.”
“She didn’t care she could make history here. She wanted McSally to pay for Trump,” Lah explained.