WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Democrat incumbent Katherine Cortezmast is set to win against Republican Adam Laxoldt in Nevada, a close race for the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections. Democrats now have 50 seats in the Senate and maintain their majority.
Edison Research predicts Cortezmast narrowly beats former Nevada Attorney General Laxold, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Democrats should maintain a majority in the Senate because their victory in Nevada, following the previous day’s victory in Arizona, will give them at least 50 seats in the Senate, allowing Vice President Harris, who also serves as Senate Speaker, to cast the deciding vote. become.
The results of the Senate election left only Georgia. The state will hold a runoff election between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker on December 6.
“I’m not surprised by the outcome, but I’m very happy,” U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Thursday, while on a visit to Cambodia.
He said the results reflected the quality of the Democratic candidates, and that he was focusing on Georgia, the only undefeated state.
On the other hand, Republicans are close to regaining the majority in the House election, but results are still pending in states such as California, and it may take more than a few days before the majority is decided.
In Washington state, Democrat Marie Grusenkamp Perez defeated Trump-backed Republican Joe Kent on Wednesday.
Democrats won 205 seats in the House of Representatives, according to Edison Research forecasts as of Wednesday. The majority is 218 seats.
Elsewhere, Edison Research said Tuesday that Democrat Cisco Aguilar won the Nevada secretary of state race against Republican Jim Marchant, who rejected Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. showed the outlook.
The battleground state of Nevada could have a big impact on the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.