Arizona received a lot of attention nationally this election with the heavyweight bout on the Senate level between Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally, but it was the U.S. House races here that played a role in the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House.
In 2016, the elections resulted in five Republicans and four Democrats representing Arizona in Congress, which was poised to flip in this year’s midterms.
The spotlight of yesterday’s election was on Congressional District 2, formerly held by Senate hopeful Martha McSally. Former Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick edged out Republican Lea Marquez Peterson.
Democrat Krysten Sinema gave up her old House seat in Congressional District 9 to run for U.S. Senate, but her former district is still blue with former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) besting Steve Ferrara (R).
“I am humbled by the results in the ninth congressional district,” Stanton said. “I am honored to be your next representative in Congress. Tonight, voters sent a message, loud and clear, that we want political leaders that will unite us not divide us. That it is time to work together because we are in this together. Our country is turning a corner and we are writing the next chapter of brighter tomorrows for our state and our country. Now, let’s get right to work.”
In Congressional District 1, incumbent Democrat Tom O’Halleran prevailed over former Air Force officer Wendy Rogers.
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who recently won the Congressional District 2 special election, was reelected to serve a full term.
“I am so humbled to be elected once again as your U.S. Congresswoman,” Lesko said. “Thank you to all the voters, volunteers, and supporters who helped make this possible. I will continue to fight on behalf of constituents and our values here in Arizona.”
Here’s a roundup of who Arizona voted for in the Congressional races:
Tom O’Halleran (D)*
Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
Raul Grijalva (D)*
Paul Gosar (R)*
Andy Biggs (R)*
David Schweikert (R)*
Ruben Gallego (D)*
Debbie Lesko (R)*
Greg Stanton (D)