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Jeff Flake congratulates Kyrsten Sinema on winning his Senate seat in Arizona

November 13, 2018

Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake congratulatedKyrsten Sinema Monday night, after she edged out Republican rival Martha McSally to win his vacant Arizona Senate seat.

Congratulations to @kyrstensinema on a race well run, and won. It’s been a wonderful honor representing Arizona in the Senate. You’ll be great. Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 13, 2018

Ms. McSally conceded to Ms. Sinema after a hard-fought and drawn-out election process. The Democrat is the first woman and openly bisexual person to be elected as a senator.

Mr. Flake decided to retire in October 2017and spent much of the time since combatting President Trump on a variety of issues. The president said at a recent press conference that he “retired” Mr. Flake from politics.

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