Following a key win in Nevada for Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (who defeated her Republican challenger Adam Laxalt) on Saturday, it’s official – the Democrats will hold the Senate. And while there’s a runoff set for Georgia – to decide if Senator Raphael Warnock will return to the Capitol or if Herschel Walker will be making the trip, it would merely be icing on the cake for Dems to see Warnock return.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the victory a "vindication" for Democrats. He said the majority was secured through terrific candidates, their agenda, accomplishments, and something else. “The American people rejected – soundly rejected – the anti-democratic, authoritarian, nasty, and divisive direction,” Schumer offered. “That MAGA Republicans wanted to take our country in.” Maybe so, but the jury is still out as far as the House - though some are projecting the Dems will hold that, too.
Beyond Congress, Arizona's race for governor is tightening as more than 90-percent have of the votes are in. Democrat Katie Hobbs now leads Republican Kari Lake by just over 26-thousand votes, or about one percentage point. Lake closed the gap in yesterday’s update, which had nearly 100-thousand ballots counted in Maricopa County, Arizona's most populous county. Final results are expected this week.