Last night, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Joe Heck to become the first Latina Senator in US history.  Born to Mexican immigrants, Cortez Masto is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno and former Attorney General of Nevada.  Backed by former Senator Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, Cortez Masto was able to ride the moment into an election victory in the state of Nevada.  

Congratulations to Catherine Cortez Masto for making history.