U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), who heads the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Justice Department’s budget, was defeated for re-election Tuesday. Culberson would have left the chairmanship in any case because the Democrats took control of the House. He may be succeeded by Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY).
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally of Tucson will face Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix in the race to replace retiring Jeff Flake. All three Republican candidates ran to the right on border security and issues involving illegal immigration. Arizona has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988.