Newly-Elected Democrat Senator Rushed To D.C.

Sen.-elect Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) will be sworn in on Wednesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Kelly defeated GOP Sen. Martha McSally (Ariz.) earlier this month and the results of the race are expected to be certified on Monday, clearing the way for him to join the Senate.

The swearing-in of Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), will narrow the Senate GOP majority from 53-47 to 52 Republican seats to the Democrats’ 48.

In addition to McSally, Democrats defeated GOP Sen. Cory Gardner (Colo.), while Republicans unseated Democratic Sen. Doug Jones (Ala.). Which party will control the chamber in January remains in limbo and will be decided by the outcome of the two January runoff elections in Georgia.

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