Democratic US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, recent from a slim victory in a hard-fought race that decided management of the US Senate, vowed to maintain working for all Nevadans no matter whether or not they voted for her.
At a rally Sunday morning at Carpenters International Training Center, Cortez Masto vowed she would always remember her roots.
“Like all of you, I am a proud Nevadan,” she mentioned. “Every day I don’t forget where I come from. And if I go to this Capitol, I’ll take you all with me.”
Cortez Masto, the primary Latina within the Senate and the handpicked successor to the late former Senator Harry Reid, defeated former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt by about 6,500 out of greater than one million performers nationally.
She vowed to maintain preventing for Latinos, immigrants and staff and to guard girls’s abortion rights.
Cortez Masto mentioned she was a vital voice in defending the Affordable Care Act and was “ready for more tough fights like this.”
“If Republicans try to push through a federal ban on abortion, I will stop it,” Cortez Masto mentioned.
Nevadans rejected the far proper and its try to separate the state, Cortez Masto mentioned, and Nevadans rejected their conspiracy theories.
Cortez Masto additionally congratulated different Democrats who received the election, together with all members of the incumbent Democratic House of Representatives and Democrats within the Nevada Legislature, who now have a supermajority.
She thanked her husband Paul, her dad and mom and her marketing campaign workers for his or her help, and he or she thanked the supporters who knocked on doorways and mentioned it made a distinction in an in depth race.
Laxalt’s marketing campaign didn’t reply to the Review-Journal’s requests for remark, and he didn’t launch a press release on his election loss as of Sunday morning. Although former President Donald Trump has alluded to bogus theories about a stolen election, Laxalt has to this point recommended nothing of the kind.
National political motion committees and organizations from each events poured hundreds of thousands into the race for the US Senate in Nevada. With the outcomes of the Georgia Senate battlefield marketing campaign postponed as a result of a December runoff, it was as much as Nevada Democrats to safe a majority for the celebration within the US Senate.
Cortez Masto’s victory maintained Democratic management of the US Senate, and the Associated Press expects the US House of Representatives to stay in Democratic arms as nicely.
She was joined in her victory speech by representatives from many Southern Nevada unions.
“I also stand by the people who make this state run — our workers,” mentioned Cortez Masto.
Cortez Masto, whose father was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents truck drivers, development staff, warehouse staff and others, has relied on union help all through her marketing campaign. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 performed the biggest political program in Nevada to “defend and surrender Democratic control of the Senate,” the union mentioned in a press release after Cortez Masto’s victory.
Statewide, 450 Culinary Union advertisers knocked on greater than 1 million doorways and held greater than 175,000 conversations with voters.
“Right now we’re celebrating and then we’re working,” mentioned Cortez Masto.