DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE As Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto Defeats Republican Adam Laxalt In Nevada
Democrats will keep their narrow Senate majority after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican challenger Adam Laxalt in the Nevada Senate race, CNN reports. It’s a stinging loss for Republicans and Donald Trump, who endorsed Laxalt after he embraced the former president’s lies about the 2020 election.
Democrats now have 50 Senate seats to Republicans’ 49 seats.
Georgia’s race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker is headed to a December runoff after neither candidate cleared the 50% threshold on Tuesday.
Even if Republicans win the Georgia runoff, though, Vice President Kamala Harris would continue to cast the tie-breaking vote in an evenly divided Senate to guarantee the Democratic majority.
Only one Senate seat has changed hands so far in the 2022 midterm elections: Pennsylvania, where Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor who was endorsed by Trump.
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