Former State Senator Kyrsten Sinema clinched the Democratic Party nomination for Congressional District 9.
Arizona's booming population led to the creation of the newly drawn district which includes all of metro Phoenix, parts of Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
Sinema will go up against Republican nominee Vernon Parker for a seat in Congress.
The freshly elected Democratic candidate arrived to her nomination party at The Arcadia Room in Phoenix shortly after nine o'clock.
She started her acceptance speech with her slogan, "We can only change Washington, if we change the people we send there."
Sinema went on to outline that she will fight for the middle class family, quoting statistics that the middle class which was once three fifths of the population has dwindled to less than half of the population.
But with November elections now 10 weeks away, she told her supporters there was a lot of work ahead and used most of her acceptance speech to take on her Republican opponent.
"He wants to take us back to all the policies that created this economic mess in the first place, Here's what he says, lets gut the schools, lets gut Medicare, lets slash Pell Grants for student going to college, then he says lets take that money and give it to corporations so they can ship it overseas to China."
Sinema then went on to thank her campaign staff for their contributions before leaving the restaurant.
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