Harry Reid Keeps His Job

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Less large, but still in charge. Photo: Getty Images

The Senate majority leader — and it looks like that will still be his title — has successfully fended off tea-party heroine Sharron Angle and held on to his Nevada Senate seat, meaning that the mass mobilization of funds and his former staffers and the focus on early voting (oops) pushed him over the edge. It's one of the few close Senate races won by a Democrat, coming on the same night of losses in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio.

"This race has been called, but the fight is far from over," he said in his victory speech, where he was humble and acknowledged that his race was tough.

Senate Democratic leader Reid wins re-election bid [Reuters]