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At least Nevada got it right

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Catherine Cortez Masto was elected as the first Latina U.S. senator on November 8.

This election hangover will linger, but taking the edge off is Nevada’s performance at the polls. The Silver State went solidly blue, including for Hillary Clinton, helped by an increasingly engaged Latino constituency and a muscular ground game. That wave carried Catherine Cortez Masto over Joe Heck to become the first-ever Latina U.S. senator. We enabled a re-elected Dina Titus to take fellow Dems Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen to the House of Representatives. Both arms of the state legislature now are under Democratic control. And Nevada voters said yes to recreational marijuana, common-sense background checks for gun purchases and a competitive energy market that will hopefully boost the solar industry. Take heart, Nevadans, we did our part.

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