Most of the polls said he was going to lose, but U.S. Sen. Harry Reid won anyway, fairly handily.
Reid beat GOP challenger Sharron Angle by 5 percentage points, more than 40,000 votes.
Reid bucked the national tide, which had Democrats lose scores of seats in Congress.
"You never gave up because you know Nevadans never give up," Reid told a crowd of supporters after the results were obvious.
Pundits said Reid was able to get his supporters to the polls, and that he succeeded in making his opponent look bad.
Angle thanked her supporters, too, and said she was not dismayed.
"I want you to see that I’m still smiling because I believe in American exceptionalism," she said.
High school teacher kills himself on campus
Western High School teacher Michael Roberts met with an administrator on campus, entered the school’s outdoor quad area, and shot and killed himself.
There was no school Monday, but some students were on campus for extracurricular activities.
Roberts, 58, a science teacher, had been employed at the school since August 2009.
Others besides Reid also win their races
In addition to Reid, the other winners Tuesday included incumbent U.S. Rep. Dean Heller, a Republican, and incumbent U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, a Democrat. Republican challenger Joe Heck narrowly beat U.S. Rep. Dina Titus.
Brian Sandoval, who upended Gov. Jim Gibbons in the GOP primary, trounced Rory Reid in the gubernatorial election.
Democrats lost some seats in the state Legislature, but maintained control. They also kept their monopoly on the Clark County Commission.
Pot pretender closed as ‘ongoing health risk’
City officials shut down Weedz Alternatives, a downtown shop that allowed customers to ingest synthetic marijuana. "They need to be stopped immediately," Dr. Lawrence Sands, chief health officer for the Southern Nevada Health District, told the City Council.
Two police officers and two employees from the city’s business licensing department shut down the store, locking the doors and posting signs that no public access was allowed.
Reid backer raggio loses seat of power
Republican state Sen. Bill Raggio, 84, was ousted as the Senate’s minority leader.
Raggio, a moderate who had backed tax increases in the past, supported Democrat Harry Reid against Republican challenger Sharron Angle in the U.S. Senate race.
In electing new leaders, state Senate Republicans chose Sen. Mike McGinness, who has been critical of Raggio’s support of Reid. McGinness attributed the change to a more conservative makeup among the Republicans in the Senate.
Arrests made in death of Las Vegas teacher
Police arrested three suspects in connection with the Oct. 20 brutal beating and death of Eldorado High School teacher Timothy VanDerbosch.
Marcos Coronel Castrejon, 20; Saul Favela, 19; David F. Rosas, 19, are each charged with one count of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, five counts of robbery and five counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Two juveniles also were arrested on robbery and other charges relating to the robberies that preceded the killing.
A group of men attacked the science teacher about 5:30 a.m. as he walked to the northeast Las Vegas school, leaving him lying unconscious in the street, where a car ran over him.Week In Review
Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s percentage lead over Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to the last Review-Journal poll released Oct. 29.
Reid’s final margin of victory over Angle after all the votes had been counted on election night.
2 1/2 hours
Time between when Fox News projected Reid as the winner to when Angle delivered her concession speech to a diminished crowd of supporters and journalists.
How long ago Thomas Sanders disappeared and was presumed dead. Now he is presumed alive and is a suspect in the death of 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts.
“You know, I really have fought my whole life. I’ve fought for Nevada my whole life. But, you know, I’m not finished fighting.”
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid
The day before he was re-elected
“Harry Reid has done his very best to demonize me. That is all he has. He cannot run on his record. His record is that of totally devastating our economy.”
The day before she lost to Reid
“He wanted to create the impression of being an individual with extreme wealth and resources, but it was all a lie.”
FBI Special Agent Tom Simon
On Perry Griggs, accused in a local ponzi scheme
“What we have here is simply a case of greed at any cost.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew Smith
On Las Vegan Andrew Kaufman and two other men accused of illegal gun trafficking
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