Reid Defeats Angle, Wins 5th Senate Term

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Majority Leader Harry Reid will head back to Washington after securing a fifth term in the Senate over Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle.

The Nevada Senate race was the marquee battle of the midterm elections. Reid's victory came despite him slipping in polls throughout the year.

Angle made headlines after her surprising defeat of two better-funded candidates in the Republican primary in June.

She attempted to gain votes by pouncing on Reid's association with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, stimulus bill and other unpopular measures -- and it seemed to be working.

But Reid managed to gather enough support as he portrayed Angle as an extreme conservative, out of touch with the mainstream.

Meanwhile, Reid's son Rory wasn't able to bring home another victory for the family. Republican Brian Sandoval defeated him to become Nevada's first Hispanic governor.

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