By Russ Wiles and Mary Jo Pitzl,| Arizona Republic
Arizonans will have a new female U.S. senator, but they need to wait a bit longer to find out who it is. The battle between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema was the highest-profile race in the state that was still undecided as of Wednesday night.
Republican McSally held a razor-thin lead over Democrat Sinema in a battle involving two members of the House of Representatives bidding to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. The campaign was one of the most hotly contested national races.
In other tight Arizona races, Republican Frank Riggs and Democrat Kathy Hoffman were in a virtual dead heat in the battle for superintendent of public instruction.
The Associated Press projected Steve Gaynor had defeated Katie Hobbs for secretary of state, though the results between Gaynor, a Republican, and Democrat Hobbs remained close.
Gaynor did not declare victory and Hobbs’ campaign criticized the Associated Press projection.