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Democrats seal control of U.S. Senate with win in Nevada


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PHOENIX, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Democrats will hold onto control of the U.S. Senate after Senator Catherine Cortez Masto won re-election in Nevada, Edison Research projected on Saturday, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden.

Still, Republicans remained close to winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives as officials continued counting ballots cast in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

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

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Trump's Candidate in Deep Red #WA03 Goes Down in Flames

The bad news just keeps getting worse for Republicans. Not only have they lost the Senate, they have an increasingly difficult path to gaining control of the House. And the latest news out of Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, which voted R+13 in 2020, is alarming: Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate, Joe Kent, has lost to Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. This is a serious blow to the GOP, who needed to keep this seat, currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, to gain the majority. It should have been a slam dunk in deep red southwest Washington.:snip:

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