in a The statement was released Friday, McSally wrote that she called Kelly to congratulate him on his victory and offered support during the Senate seat transition.
She said, “I will always be inspired by the strength, resilience, innovation and compassion that I have witnessed from the Arizonans as I travel throughout our great state. I will never forget what I learned from all of you.”
“Despite its shortcomings, I feel very humbled that I received the second most votes ever by Arizonans for a statewide race. I am grateful to the more than 1.6 million Arizonans who voted for me and everyone who dedicated their time, resources, and prayers to our campaign,” wrote Maxali .
“After fighting for our country for more than three decades – the last nine decades on Politician The Arena – I trust God will lead me on my next mission to make a difference after I get some rest, Maxali concluded. Thank you, Arizona! I was honored to serve you, and I know that our future is bright and blessed. “
She began her career in politics in 2012, Winning the race in the Grand Canyon State 2nd Circuit. she He won again in 2014 In a very tight and undefeated competition democratic Opponent Matt Haynes in 2016.
With 99% of the vote counted, Kelly is an ex NASA astronaut, McSally defeated by nearly 80,000 votes, or 51.18% to 48.82%.
Arizona was one of two states that saw increased support for Democrats this year after its vote President Trump Four years ago.