Tucson elects first Latina mayor

Tucson elects first Latina mayor
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Former Tucson, Ariz., City Council member Regina Romero (D) was elected the city's mayor on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first Latina to hold the office.

Romero won roughly 55 percent of the vote, according to Tucson's ABC affiliate. Independent Ed Ackerley trailed Romero with around 39 percent, and Green Party candidate Mike Cease brought in 3 percent. 

The former councilwoman beat out two other Democrats in the party's primary in August.

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Romero previously worked as the director of Latino engagement at the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson. 

While Tucson has long been seen as a stronghold for Democrats, Arizona has been more dominated by Republicans, though the state has been increasingly viewed as a battleground going into 2020. 

Arizona Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyWolf Blitzer: GOP senator should apologize for calling CNN reporter 'liberal hack' Martha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter GOP senator calls CNN reporter a 'liberal hack' when asked about Parnas materials MORE (R) is facing an uphill reelection bid in the state against retired astronaut Mark Kelly (D), who has outraised McSally three quarters in a row. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE could also face an uphill battle in the state. 

A New York Times-Siena College poll released on Monday showed Trump trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) in the state.