Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was projected to win her re-election bid Saturday night, which would solidify Democratic control of the chambers.

The Associated Press was among the outlets to call the race late Saturday for the incumbent against Republican challenger Adam Laxalt.

Laxalt, a former state attorney general, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

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 Democratic Senator from Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto arrives during a canvass kickoff event in Henderson, Nevada, USA, 07 November 2022. The US midterm elections are held every four years at the midpoint of each presidential term and this year include elections for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate and 36 of the 50 state governors as well as numerous other local seats and ballot issues.
 Rally for Democratic candidate for Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto in Las Vegas, Nevada, Henderson, USA - 07 Nov 2022
Rally for Democratic candidate for Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto in Las Vegas, Nevada, Henderson, USA - 07 Nov 2022
Democratic Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is projectd to narrowly defeat GOP challenger Republican Adam Laxalt.
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Nevada Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt speaks to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Adam Laxalt’s loss gives Democrats control of the Senate.
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With 97% of precincts reporting, Cortez Masto is leading with a tight 0.5% lead. The difference is less than 5,000 votes.

Cortez Masto’s win guarantees that the Senate will be controlled by Democrats in 2023.

Cortez Masto tweeted a simple, “Thank you, Nevada!” after several media outlets called the race in her favor.





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