Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, has been predicted to win Nevada's Senate seat by the Associated Press.
The Nevada Senate campaign between Republican contender Adam Laxalt (Nev.) and Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) has been labelled as one of the most closely watched contests in the country. Both candidates have been running neck and neck in a battle that may decide whether or not the Republicans win control of the Senate.
Laxalt is a veteran of the Iraq War and a former naval officer. He is the grandson of former Nevada Governor and Senator Paul Laxalt and served as the state's 33rd Attorney General.
The Republican has earned the backing of President Donald J. Trump, as well as endorsements from current and former Republicans Ron DeSantis of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
“He’s a great guy, great talent, he’s going places,” Trump remarked of the young man.
The Republican candidate's campaign has said his goals as governor of Nevada include reducing inflation, fighting for safe elections and a secure border, restoring law and order, and helping Nevada's hardworking families.
Cortez Masto, who served as attorney general for her state for two terms, made history by becoming the first Latina elected to the Senate in 2016. The elderly, women, and children all have a powerful ally in her. The Democrat remains in Congress, where she works to improve women's access to health care.
A few weeks before the election, the left desperately tried to shore up support for what they saw as the most vulnerable Democrat seat by sending former President Barack Obama to Nevada to campaign for Catherine Cortez Masto.
The election results were tardy in coming. Laxalt started off well and remained in the lead all the way through Saturday. On Saturday night, AP predicted the winner. At this point, almost all of the ballots had been tabulated (98%). To defeat Laxalt's 481,273 votes, Cortez Masto received 48.8 percent of the total.
Cortez Masto's victory ensures that Democrats will continue to have the majority in the Senate.
In the State of Nevada, there is no provision for a mandatory recount. However, when the votes are counted, the losing candidate might request a recount.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Oann.