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Masters wins Republican nominee, will face Kelly for U.S. Senate

Masters vs. Kelly
Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 15:34:00-04

PHOENIX — Republican Blake Masters will face off against Democrat Mark Kelly in the November election for Senate, according to the Associated Press.

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In the Arizona race for U.S. Senate, Trump-backed Blake Masters emerged as the Republican nominee, The 35-year-old first-time candidate has spent most of his career working for billionaire Peter Thiel, who is bankrolling his campaign.

Masters emphasized cultural grievances that animate the right, including critical race theory and allegations of big tech censorship.

Until Trump's endorsement, the race had no clear front-runner among Masters, businessman Jim Lamon and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, all of whom jockeyed for his support.

Masters will take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the fall.

Blake Masters speaks to supporters