5 Nevada Senate Races Will Determine Control

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Control of the Nevada Senate is up for grabs next week, with five races in play to determine whether Democrats or Republicans will be in charge.

Democrats hold an 11-10 edge. But the slim majority combined with redrawn districts and some tight voter registration numbers make the battle for control too close to call.

Twelve of the 21 seats in the Senate are up for election. Democrats hold large voter registration advantages in six, Republicans in one. That leaves four southern Nevada seats and one fiercely contested race in northern Nevada's Washoe County to determine whether Democrats or Republicans will set the agenda in the upper chamber come February.

Democrats are expected to retain control in the Nevada Assembly, though Republicans say they hope to pick up a few seats.


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