The two shoo-in candidates for Arizona’s Senate primary walked away with their party’s nomination on Tuesday and made a little history — the winner in November will be the first female Senator from Arizona.
Martha McSally clinched the Republican spot with ease, trumping former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state representative Kelli Ward.
Kyrsten Sinema won the Democratic nomination, defeating Phoenix-based attorney Deedra Abboud with about 81 percent of the vote as of 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Arizona Secretary of State election website.
McSally secured nearly 53 percent of the vote, Ward cleared 28 percent and Arpaio held about 19 percent.
The Associated Press called the race for McSally and Sinema from Phoenix at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday night.
The two women, both currently in Congress, will face off during the general election Nov. 6, vying for the seat held by Sen. Jeff Flake, who chose not to seek re-election.
Read the entire Green Valley News and Sun article here. Originally published on Aug. 28, 2018.