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 McCainClimate change is a GOP issue, too It's Joe Biden's 2020 presidential nomination to lose Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' MORE (R-Ariz.), ultimately picking Sen. Jon Kyl (R).

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Ducey had earned the endorsement of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address 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 Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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.