Cortez Masto wins Nevada Senate race, clinching Democratic control of Senate

Washington DC, 13/11:Democrats sealed control of the Senate on Saturday as Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada narrowly defeated Adam Laxalt, a Republican former state attorney general, a decisive moment in an extraordinary midterm election in which Democrats defied historical patterns and predictions of major losses.

Control of the House has still not been decided, several days after an Election Day that fell short of predictions that Republicans would sweep to power in Washington in a repudiation of President Joe Biden’s leadership. Although Republicans still have an edge in capturing the House, their majority would certainly be small.


But with Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada, which was called by The Associated Press on Saturday night, Democrats have nailed down the 50 seats they need to retain control of the upper chamber, a major feat considering that voters typically punish the president’s party during the midterms.


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