The Fox News Decision Desk can project that Democratic Senator Mark Kelly has won re-election in Arizona. He defeats Republican challenger Blake Masters.
Kelly, a former NASA astronaut, was seeking a full term as Senator of Arizona in the 2022 race, after winning the 2020 race against Martha McSally, the Republican who was serving the rest of John McCain’s term after he passed away while in office.
Throughout the election cycle, the race was under the national spotlight, being one of the best pickup opportunities for Senate Republicans this year.
Masters, the wealthy businessman turned GOP Senate candidate, was backed by former President Donald Trump early in the summer before winning the Arizona GOP primary in August.
Kelly and Masters only participated in a single debate, but the pair lit up the stage in one of the most closely watched matchups of the cycle.
During the heated face off, Masters suggested that Kelly and President Joe Biden were central contributing factors to rising costs, the crisis at the southern border, and crime.
Abortion was also a centerpiece of the race, after Masters openly voiced his pro-life views, believing abortion should be banned with exceptions, while Kelly would not specify his pro-abortion position despite using it as a talking point throughout his campaign.
During their debate, Kelly was asked by the moderator if he supported abortion after six, seven or even eight months of viability. “I have supported Roe v. Wade,” Kelly responded, avoiding a clear response to the question.
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