Then, in August, longtime GOP Sen. "She spit it out and did something else". Her almost single-issue campaign talked about the importance of health care and protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
In the closing weeks of her campaign, she found herself hounded by numerous quotes from her past, such as a 2010 joke that Arizona is the "meth lab of democracy"; a 2003 email inviting "feminist witches" to an anti-war rally; a 2003 interview claiming "I don't care if you want to" about Americans joining the Taliban; and a 2002 email stating it "would be inappropriate to ask someone to not destroy property or to carry a weapon".
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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, (D-Ariz.), goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with Rep. Martha McSally, (R-Ariz.), in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 15, 2018.
Not only is Sinema Arizona's first female U.S. Senator, she is also the first out bisexual U.S. Senator in the country.
Sinema will waste no time getting to work after her late victory.
Her opponent, McSally, 52, also a US representative and a former Air Force fighter pilot, congratulated Sinema for winning the race.
She supported a bill making it easier to deport immigrants identified by police as gang members.
"That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans", she wrote. Having the advantage of incumbency would no doubt bolster McSally two years from now, but she did just lose a statewide election. We can be friends with people who are different than us. The candidate said she wasn't focused on party labels or ideology. She ran unflattering ads of Sinema wearing a pink tutu from her activist years. "It's been 10 years and even more, this mobilization and galvanizing", said Lisa Magana, a professor in ASU's School of Transborder Studies.
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The fight between McSally and Sinema was bitter, with both drastically shifting their previous positions. Meanwhile, Latinos favored Sinema by roughly 2 to 1.
The upheaval comes as Arizona, long a Republican bastion, emerges as a swing state in presidential elections.
Trump visited only once on McSally's behalf in mid-October.
"All early ballots have been tabulated", the Pinal County elections office said on Monday afternoon.
"It was like they spent the weekend at the kitchen table" filling out the ballots in anger, Gallego said. The new vote tallies also produced welcome news for Democrat Katie Hobbs in her bid for secretary of state.
"The way he talks just to the public, it's not right", Villelas said.
In the short term, the Democratic gains in historically Republican districts give the party a wider margin in the House of Representatives to launch investigations and subpoenas against Mr Trump's team.
"Senator John McCain stood for everything we stand for as Arizonans".
Firstly, what was a reliable red state is now very much in play for Democrats in 2020. "But Arizona proved that there is a better way forward".