Jacky Rosen unseats Dean Heller, is elected to US Senate

Nevada voters sent U.S. Sen. Dean Heller home, replacing the Republican with a Democratic newcomer and sending a rebuke to President Donald Trump.

The so-called blue wave swept through Nevada, signaling shifting political winds in what had been a battleground state and an uprising against an unpopular president.

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen led Heller by 49.7 percent to 46 percent as of 1 a.m. Wednesday. Heller conceded the race.

Heller won rural Nye, Churchill, Eureka, Esmeralda, Douglas, Story, Lander, Lincoln and Pershing counties, but Rosen won Washoe and Clark counties.

“A lot of people had doubts that this would be our victory tonight,” Rosen told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night. “I want you to know, I will always put Nevada first. I will work each and every day to represent everyone in our state.”

 Read more at Las Vegas Review-Journal

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