Cortez Masto defeats Laxalt, democrats keep control of U.S. Senate
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has won reelection after defeating Adam Laxalt in an extremely close U.S. Senate race.
The win will result in continued Democratic control of the upper chamber of congress.
Democrats will be in charge of the chamber regardless of the outcome of the final Senate race in 2022, a contest in Georgia that will be decided by a Dec. 6 runoff election.
Cortez Masto became the first-ever Latina to win a Senate seat in 2016 with strong support from former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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