Doug Ducey wins reelection in Arizona governor race

Doug Ducey wins reelection in Arizona governor race
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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 McCainMellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech MORE (R-Ariz.), ultimately picking Sen. Jon Kyl (R).

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Ducey had earned the endorsement of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring 4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar to talk 2020: report 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.