Democrat Mark Kelly Defeats Blake Masters in Key Senate Race: Cook

  • He’s seen enough: Dave Wasserman of The Cook Political Report declared early Friday that Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) defeated his Trump-backed Republican challenger Blake Masters in Arizona’s key U.S. Senate race.
  • Kelly, a former astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), won a special election in 2020 against Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ).
  • The seat was formerly held by the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who died in 2018. Wasserman called the race just before 1 a.m. E.T. on Friday.