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Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.
Nevada Nuclear Projects Agency chief Robert Halstead says he’s been assured that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., remain opposed to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project.
A campaign ad for District Judge Doug Smith, who was re-elected Nov. 4, indicated he was endorsed by five state agencies. But those agencies did not endorse him and, in fact, do not make political endorsements.
Local Democratic and Republican officials figure that the red wave that just swept congressional and Nevada legislative and constitutional races probably will reach next year’s municipal elections for city councils, though most Democrats who plan to seek re-election say they don’t expect much impact on their races.
Cresent Hardy was one of 57 of the freshest faces on Capitol Hill packed into a meeting room on Wednesday, newly elected members of Congress taking part in the traditional lottery to claim office space for their freshman year.