While we鈥檝e been left reeling from last night鈥檚 election results, with some folks ready to pack up and make the move to Canada, we have at least one reason to stay in the good ol鈥 USA. During the wild twists and turns of last night鈥檚 political rollercoaster, history was made. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina EVER to be voted into the Senate. Woo!

Catherine Cortez Mast

Hailing from Nevada, Catherine served as the state鈥檚 Attorney General for eight years, and though she obviously has the experience, it was a tight race to take over the seat of Senator Harry Reid. Winning by a wildly small 2.4 percentage points, the new Democratic Senator barely beat out her Republican competitor, Joe Heck.

Before her epic win, Catherine tweeted, 鈥淎s a lifelong Nevadan, it would be an honor to become our state鈥檚 first female and our nation鈥檚 first Latina senator. Let鈥檚 make history!鈥

And history was made!

After her win, Catherine tweeted again, saying, 鈥淚鈥檓 proud to be Nevada鈥檚 1st female and our nation鈥檚 1st Latina senator. It鈥檚 about time our government mirrors the diversity of our nation.鈥 We totally agree.

Congratulations, Catherine!

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(h/t HelloGiggles; photos via Ethan Miller/Getty)