Alas, it’s not literally Goldwater’s seat, but still good news:
Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema scored a win in Arizona over Republican Martha McSally, flipping a longtime Republican seat and narrowing the GOP’s majority in the upper chamber.
Sinema, a three-term congresswoman, overcame attacks on her more liberal record as an Arizona state legislator and committed to a bipartisan approach in a race that hinged on issues such as health care and illegal immigration. Her defeat of McSally will make her the first woman senator in Arizona’s history.
I wouldn’t say that those lazy “these midterms were excellent news for Donald Trump!” takes are looking any better.
And yes, this is a direct rebuke to Trump:
AP calls it. Remember, this state served as a kind of Ground Zero for Trumpism. He gave his big immigration speech there in 2016. He pardoned local racist Arpaio. This seat was open precisely because Flake was hounded out of the Senate for not being worshipful enough of Trump. https://t.co/79g21wQxdg
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 13, 2018