Doug Ducey wins reelection in Arizona governor race

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) won reelection on Tuesday, edging out Democrat David Garcia to secure a second term.

Ducey entered the national spotlight earlier this year when hundreds of public schools were closed for four days as a result of a statewide teachers strike. Ducey was later tasked with naming a replacement for the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Bad polling data is piling up for Trump Cindy McCain ‘disappointed’ McGrath used image of John McCain in ad attacking McConnell Report that Bush won’t support Trump reelection ‘completely made up,’ spokesman says MORE (R-Ariz.), ultimately picking Sen. Jon Kyl (R).

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Ducey had earned the endorsement of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, who carried the state by roughly 85,000 votes in the 2016 election.

Garcia, an education policy expert who teaches at Arizona State University, was backed by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE, among others.

Republicans have now won six of the last eight gubernatorial elections, with Janet Napolitano (D) the lone Democrat to serve in the governor’s mansion since the beginning of the 1990s.

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