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Kyrsten: “Now It’s Time To Get To Work”

Kyrsten Sinema joined supporters and volunteers to celebrate victory in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race. Kyrsten began her remarks by honoring the brave men and women who have worn our country’s uniform, and called for putting aside party labels to get work done for all Arizonans.

You can watch Kyrsten’s full remarks below.

Update on Ongoing Ballot Count

As Arizona county recorders continue to count ballots cast during Arizona’s early voting period and on Election Day, Sinema for Arizona Campaign Manager Andrew Piatt released the following update about ballots counted as of today in the Arizona Senate race:

“Once again, today’s data confirmed our expectation that as the ballots are counted, Kyrsten will steadily build her advantage and be elected to the U.S. Senate. Nine counties reported today – five of which are counties where McSally is favored and where she needed to perform very well in order to regain even a narrow path to victory. That didn’t happen and since election night, Kyrsten netted 38,258 votes and now is leading by 20,203 votes – or one percent. She will win this race.”

Background on the ballots reported today: 

Apache County: There were 2,467 ballots reported today. They broke for Kyrsten 60 percent to 36 percent.

Cochise County: McSally’s vote share at the beginning of the day was 60 percent to 38 percent. There were 4,021 ballots reported today, which broke for McSally 54.1 percent to 42.9 percent. This is a county where McSally needed to perform very well but did not.

Coconino County: There were 934 ballots reported today. They broke for Kyrsten 71 percent to 26 percent.

Maricopa County: There were 77,957 ballots reported today. They broke for Kyrsten 56 percent to 41 percent. McSally has not won a single batch of votes from Maricopa County, including those cast on Election Day. Even when Republican voters outperformed Democrats by 12.5 points from October 10 through October 30, Kyrsten won by .25 percent.

Mohave County: McSally was winning 26.8 percent to 70.4 percent at the beginning of the day. There were 2,841 ballots were reported today, which broke 28.7 percent to 67.7 percent in McSally’s favor. This is a county where McSally needed to perform very well but did not.

Pinal County: McSally’s vote share at the beginning of the day was 56 percent to 42 percent. There were 7,339 votes reported today and they broke for McSally 50 percent to 47 percent. This is a county where McSally needed to perform very well but did not.

Santa Cruz: There were 2,296 ballots from Santa Cruz reported today and they broke for Kyrsten 71 percent to  25 percent, increasing her vote share in the county.

Yavapai County: There were 5,726 ballots reported and McSally won them 59.8 percent to 36.8 percent. This is a county where McSally needed to perform very well but did not.

Yuma County: McSally’s vote share at the beginning of the day was 53 percent to 44 percent. There were 3,329 ballots reported today and they broke for Kyrsten 60 percent to 37 percent. This is a county where McSally needed to perform very well but did not.

Update on Ongoing Ballot Count in Arizona Senate Race

As Arizona county recorders continue to count ballots cast during Arizona’s early voting period and on Election Day, Sinema for Arizona Campaign Manager Andrew Piatt released the following update about ballots counted as of this morning in the Arizona Senate race:

“Yesterday and this morning confirmed our expectation that as the ballots are counted, Kyrsten will steadily build her advantage. Based on ballots counted yesterday and this morning from Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Apache, Yavapai, Yuma, Gila, Mohave, and Cochise counties, Kyrsten netted 26,236 votes and took a 9,163 vote lead.

“We are confident trends will continue in Kyrsten’s direction and that she will be elected Arizona’s next U.S. Senator.”

Sinema Campaign Statement on Ongoing Vote Count

Sinema for Arizona campaign manager Andrew Piatt released the following statement on the ongoing vote count process and ahead of the release of additional ballots from Maricopa County later this evening:

“Arizonans must have faith that their votes are counted, and we are working diligently to ensure that count proceeds in a fair, transparent, and timely manner that voters can trust.

“To that end, we have spent the hours since the polls closed tracking down ballots and know there are more than 600,000 left to be counted across the state. We also know that when the Maricopa County Recorder releases its first batch of ballots this evening, there will still be approximately half a million votes left to count. Once they are counted, we are confident that Kyrsten Sinema will be the next Senator for the state of Arizona.”

Kyrsten Announces Republicans for Sinema Coalition

Sinema for Arizona today announced the launch of Republicans for Sinema, a growing coalition of 57 registered Arizona Republicans who back Kyrsten in her campaign for U.S. Senate. These Arizona Republicans support Kyrsten because of her ability to cut through the partisan games to do what’s right for our state — especially on issues like protecting Arizonans’ health care and standing up for our veterans.  Republicans for Sinema will help mobilize voters across the state in the countdown to Election Day.

Kyrsten issued the following statement:

“Arizonans don’t care if you have an ‘R’ or ‘D’ next to your name. We care about getting things done. My approach has always been to work across the aisle to solve problems and deliver results for Arizonans, and that’s what I’ll continue to do as U.S. Senator. Arizonans deserve a Senator who isn’t distracted by partisan games and who is focused on fighting for them. As Arizona’s next Senator, I’ll be an independent voice for all Arizonans.”

Hear from the co-chairs of Republicans for Sinema:

“Kyrsten is unlike anyone in elected office I know: Her character is beyond reproach, and her focus is unmatched. Her record proves it — in Congress and in the state legislature, she’s found ways to bring people together and move past partisan divides to pass common sense legislation that’s good for Arizona. From scoring countless wins for our veterans, to cutting red tape and allowing businesses to grow and hire, she knows how to get things done, and she’ll work with anyone and everyone to do it. People who work with Kyrsten know that if you want to get something done, you should ask Kyrsten. That’s why Arizona needs her as our next Senator — she’ll stay focused on getting things done at a time we desperately need that in Washington.”

Max Fose, co-chair of Republicans for Sinema

“I’m supporting Kyrsten because she has a long record of working toward common sense solutions. She’s committed to doing what’s right, even if it means bucking her party. Kyrsten has a record of standing strong in Congress to improve our health care system rather than tearing it all down. Protecting Arizonans with pre-existing conditions is important and Martha McSally voted to roll back those protections. Arizona deserves an honest, principled Senator who is focused on getting things done for Arizona. That’s why I’m voting for Kyrsten.”

— Sue Gerard, co-chair of Republicans for Sinema

“I’ve worked with Kyrsten Sinema and I know firsthand: she fights for Arizonans and she gets results. During the Phoenix VA crisis, Kyrsten was a leader, fighting to hold the Phoenix VA accountable and bringing the community together to make sure veterans could get care. As a veteran myself, that means a lot. Martha McSally is all talk and no action. She said she had veterans’ backs, then voted against a bill to help veterans get student loan counseling. Arizonans deserve a doer, not a talker. That’s Kyrsten Sinema.”

—  Rick Ireland, co-chair of Republicans for Sinema

Kyrsten’s work across the aisle includes:

  • Working with Senator John McCain to protect $3.5 billion in funding for Arizona’s public schools;
  • Helping pass the bipartisan VA Mission Act, which improves care for Arizona veterans;
  • Helping lead both parties to block pay raises for Members of Congress;
  • Helping pass the largest pay raise for our military in nearly a decade and working to ensure service members get the care and benefits they have earned;
  • Passing a bipartisan law to protect Arizona families from criminals who steal children’s identities;
  • Passing a bipartisan law to protect seniors from financial fraud and abuse;
  • Leading members of both parties to delay the Health Insurance Tax, which would have raised health care costs on small businesses and led to cuts in health care for many small business employees;
  • Passing a bipartisan law to cut red tape for Arizona startups;
  • Helping pass a bipartisan bill to expand the critically important AMBER Alert system to tribal lands in Arizona and across the U.S; and
  • Successfully leading a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Learn more about Kyrsten’s commitment to fixing a broken Washington here.

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