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

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Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto speaks during a rally ahead of the midterm elections in Henderson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has won re-election in Nevada, Edison Research projected on Saturday in a victory that guarantees the Senate will be controlled by Democrats in 2023.

Cortez Masto defeated Republican challenger Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Richard Cowan; Editing by William Mallard)


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