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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 McCainChoking — not cheating — was Trump's undoing Gabby Giffords congratulates Mark Kelly with throwback photo of her own swearing-in McConnell in tough position as House eyes earmark return MORE (R-Ariz.), ultimately picking Sen. Jon Kyl (R).

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Ducey had earned the endorsement of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds 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 ClintonClinton offers congratulations over Elliot Page announcement Biden brushes off criticism of budget nominee Mellman: Mired in Partisanship 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.