Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The Associated Press has called the race for Arizona's 9th Congressional District for Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema beats GOP’s Vernon Parker in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District:
Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
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Sinema had a narrow lead on election night that made the race too close to call. But she slowly improved that advantage as more ballots were tallied in recent days, and now has a nearly 6,000-vote edge that is too much for Republican Vernon Parker to overcome.
Sinema, 36, said Monday she was “honored and ready to start working for the people of Arizona.”
Vernon Parker has conceded with a promise to “continue my public service.”