Whoever wins Nevada in the US election of 2022 will guarantee Democratic control of the Senate.
By winning in Nevada, Cortez Masto gives the Democrats control of the Senate.
The country's first Latina senator, who was elected in 2016 with a margin of victory slightly over 2 points.
Cortez Masto: Who is she?
one of the best Senate pickup possibilities for the Republicans, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Who will prevail?
Cortez Masto earned degrees from Gonzaga University School of Law and the University of Nevada, Reno.
She spent two years as a criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington and four years as a civil attorney in Las Vegas.
Early work life
before succeeding George Chanos as Nevada's attorney general in 2006.Due to the lifetime term limits imposed by the Nevada Constitution, she was not qualified to seek reelection in 2010.She was qualified to seek reelection in 2010.
To serve as the first Latina elected to the Senate and to represent Nevada in that body.She assumed office on January 3, 2017, and she was elected Nevada's senior senator in January 2019.
First woman to be elected
She narrowly defeated Adam Laxalt in 2022 to win reelection for a second term.