The U.S. now has its first-ever Latina Senator.
Nevada chose Catherine Cortez Masto to serve in the U.S. Senate.
"My dad's family was from Mexico. My mom's was from Italy," Masto said in a campaign ad.
Cortez Masto is a Democrat. She's filling Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's seat.
Before running for Senate, Cortez Masto was Nevada's attorney general.
There have been 11 Hispanic and Latino senators in U.S. history, but 0 women — until now.