The backlash against the improbable red tide of 2014 — which swept the GOP into every statewide office in Nevada — was inevitable. But Republicans had a chance to at least hold their slim 11-10 majority in the state Senate.
But it was not to be: With the election of Nicole Cannizzaro in Las Vegas’ District 6 and the re-election of Joyce Woodhouse in Henderson’s District 5, Democrats took back the upper house. (And, to add insult to injury, one Republican incumbent — state Sen. Patricia Farley of Las Vegas — changed her party registration to nonpartisan and agreed to caucus with Democrats.)
So instead of state Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, calling the shots, we’ll see state Sen. Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, in charge.