In the closing weeks of her campaign, she found herself hounded by numerous quotes from her past, such as a 2010 joke that Arizona is the "meth lab of democracy"; a 2003 email inviting "feminist witches" to an anti-war rally; a 2003 interview claiming "I don't care if you want to" about Americans joining the Taliban; and a 2002 email stating it "would be inappropriate to ask someone to not destroy property or to carry a weapon".
She also pointed to McSally's graceful concession as a win for civility and democratic norms.
Almost a week after Election Day, the Associated Press projected Sinema as the victor on Monday. McSally started out with a slight lead, but as more and more votes have been counted, Sinema had taken over and was widening her edge. Of the more than 2.2 million ballots cast, Sinema won by 38,197 votes.
Sinema succeeds Republican Sen.
Doha Madani is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.
It has been 30 years since Democrats held a Senate seat in Arizona. An Arizona Republic op-ed on Monday called for Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint McSally to Arizona's other seat. Dennis DeConcini retired in 1995, and the first female Arizona Senator in the state's history.
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"Congratulations to @kyrstensinema on a race well run, and won". "I wish her all success as she represents Arizona in the Senate".
"That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans". Jon Kyl to the seat, but Kyl has committed to filling it only through this year - leaving the possibility that Ducey could have to select another new senator in the coming weeks or months.
Thirdly, the Democrats' win reveals just how miserably Republicans performed in a year in which Democrats held on to or flipped Senate seats in seven states that Trump won in 2016 (Montana, Arizona, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania).
The only other race to switch to the Democrats was in Nevada, where Jacky Rosen ousted Dean Heller.
On Friday, Trump posted on Twitter: "Just out - in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON'T MATCH".
Her win narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to four seats (51-47), with two more Senate races yet to be resolved.
Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson, the Democratic candidate, asked Governor Rick Scott - now running for Senate on the Republican ticket - to recuse himself from his election oversight duties on Monday. Cyndy Hyde-Smith's bid to keep her seat is headed for a November 27 runoff election.
Sinema, in her speech Monday night to supporters, thanked McSally. The former Air Force combat pilot adopted an aggressive tone, accusing Sinema of supporting treason over her 2003 remark that it was "fine" if a radio host who was asking her a question joined the Taliban.