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The US Just Elected Its First Latina Senator

Nevada elected Catherine Cortez Masto to the U.S. Senate.
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The US Just Elected Its First Latina Senator

The U.S. now has its first-ever Latina Senator.

Nevada chose Catherine Cortez Masto to serve in the U.S. Senate.

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"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.