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Gratitude from victorious Harry Reid

Harry Reid has won his battle against Tea Party favourite Sharron Angle and held his seat in Nevada, in the US mid-term elections.

US Republicans have capitalised on a wave of economic discontent to capture the House of Representatives in the US mid-term elections.

President Barack Obama's Democrats narrowly retained control of the Senate.

In Nevada, one of the most dramatic contests of the night, Democratic veteran Harry Reid fought off Tea Party challenger Sharron Angle and held his seat.