Democrat Sinema wins Arizona congressional seat
11/12/2012 2:40:25 PM - AP News
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (SIN-uh-muh) has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.Sinema had a narrow lead on election night that made the race too close to call. But she slowly improved that advantage as more ballots were tallied in recent days, and now has a nearly 6,000-vote edge that is too much for Republican Vernon Parker to overcome.Sinema was on an airplane to Washington on Monday for freshman orientation and not immediately available to comment on her victory.One other congressional race remains undecided in Arizona. Rep. Ron Barber, the hand-picked successor to Gabrielle Giffords, had a lead of a few hundred votes over Republican Martha McSally in the Tucson-area district.