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Blake Masters wins Arizona’s GOP Senate primary, facing off against Democrat Mark Kelly

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Blake Masters won the hard-fought Republican Senate primary in crucial swing state Arizona on Tuesday, NBC News projected, and is set for a fall showdown with Democratic Senator Mark Kelly.

With more than three-quarters of the votes cast, Masters led Wednesday morning’s primary race with 39 percent of the vote. The venture capitalist was set to take down businessman Jim Lamon and Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Masters won the support of former President Donald Trump and had aggressively touted it in campaign speeches and television ads in the run-up to the primary.

Limited polling leading up to the primary showed Masters with an advantage over Lamon and Mark Brnovich, the other main candidates.

Image: Then-Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly in Tuscon, Arizona in 2020.
Then-Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly in Tuscon, Arizona in 2020.Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images file

The Arizona contest is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested races this fall and could determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years. The Democrats have a 50-50 majority and the Republicans need a net gain of one seat to take control.

Kelly, meanwhile, drove to a major victory after running unopposed for the Democratic nomination as he sought re-election. He was forecast by NBC News to win the nomination shortly after Arizona polling stations closed Tuesday night.

Kelly wasn’t in Arizona to see the results. He was in Washington where the Democrat-controlled Senate will vote this week on medical care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits and possibly an important climate, health care and tax bill.

Arizona, once a dependable Republican state, has become more competitive in recent cycles: voters there elected Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2018. And the state was narrowly won by President Joe Biden in 2020, the same year Kelly won a special election by 2.4 points.

Rebekah Shabad contributed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/arizona-sen-mark-kelly-cruises-democratic-nomination-gop-race-remains-rcna40658 Blake Masters wins Arizona’s GOP Senate primary, facing off against Democrat Mark Kelly

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