#NVPrimary: Election results for Nevada’s primary


Results for dozens of legislative and primary races in Nevada were revealed Tuesday night.  The winners started to be announced about an hour after the polls closed at 7 p.m. 

8 News NOW, your local election headquarter, broke down all of the results in a special edition of 8 News NOW at 9 p.m. 

The most closely watched race was the gubernatorial primary race. 

Track the results in Clark County here.

The most closely watched race was the gubernatorial primary race.  Nevada Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley has said voters were turning out in higher rates than past primary elections because of the close primary race to succeed outgoing Gov. Brian Sandoval in November.

The winners of the Nevada Primary are as followed:

  • Jacky Rosen wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada primary election.
  • Dean Heller wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada primary election.
  • Adam Laxalt wins Republican nomination for governor in Nevada primary election.
  • Dina Titus wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nevada’s 1st congressional district.
  • Susie Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nevada’s 3rd congressional district.
  • Steven Horsford wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nevada’s 4th congressional district.
  • Incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller wins Nevada GOP Senate nomination ahead of tough re-election battle this November.
  • Aaron Ford wins the Democratic nomination for Nevada’s Attorney General.
  • Kate Marshall wins the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Nevada.
  • Mark Amodei wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district.
  • Bob Beers wins the GOP nomination for Nevada Treasurer.
  • Barbara Cegavske wins the Republican nomination for Secretary of State of Nevada.
  • Michael Roberson wins the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.
  • Wes Duncan wins the GOP nomination for Attorney General of Nevada.
  • Danny Tarkanian wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada’s 3rd congressional district.
  • Steve Sisolak wins Democratic nomination for governor in Nevada primary election.
  • Sheriff Joe Lombardo easily wins his bid for re-election with and will not have to run in the general election since he received more than 50 percent of the vote.
  • Steve Wolfson wins the Clark County District Attorney race.

Many candidates released statements about their primary win:

“Representing Nevadans in Congress has been the honor of my life, and I look forward to continuing this service as Nevada’s next Senator,” said Jacky Rosen, D-NV.  “I’m proud of my record putting partisan games aside to work across the aisle and find real solutions, and I’m running for Senate because Nevada needs a problem-solver who will have the backbone to put hardworking families ahead of the powerful special interests in Washington. Sen. Heller has spent the last year letting Nevadans down by breaking his promises to protect our health care, passing a fiscally irresponsible tax bill to benefit his super-wealthy donors, and failing our Dreamers to placate his party’s leaders. Nevadans deserve a senator we can trust to always put Nevada first, and I’m going to keep earning the support of voters across this state as we work to flip this seat.”

“I am honored to be the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor,” said Kate Marshall, D-NV.  “Throughout the primary, I’ve heard from hard-working families across our state that while our economy is growing, they’re not feeling its effects at their kitchen tables. As Lieutenant Governor, alongside our incredible ticket, I’m committed to reversing that troubling trend. I am excited to put forth my record before Nevada voters in the coming months and I am confident that once Nevadans know my track record of putting people over politics they will make the right decision.”

“It is with immense gratitude that I accept the Democratic nomination for Nevada Attorney General,” Aaron Ford, D-NV said.  “I want to thank all of our supporters for their hard work and their continued support. From West Wendover to Reno to Las Vegas, I look forward to continuing to share my vision for putting Nevada families first by taking on scammers who rip off our seniors, polluters who poison our water, and criminals and drug dealers who prey on our communities. I am proud of the campaign that we are running on behalf of all Nevadans, and we look forward to victory on November 6th.”

“Nevadans have spoken loud and clear tonight: they are sick and tired of the chaos and confusion coming from Washington and want their families to come first for a change,” said Steven Horsford, D-NV.  “They are demanding that their representatives drive down prescription drug costs and fight for universal health care, ensure our schools prepare our children for the future and keep them safe, and create good-paying jobs that give the middle class a fair shot at success. “Our supporters, volunteers, and organizers have made this winning campaign possible. To them: thank you, you are our grassroots backbone and will carry us to victory in November. “To every candidate who ran in the Democratic Primary: thank you for rallying Democrats in Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District. Your passion for service is inspiring and I will fight for our shared values.

“This November, Nevadans will have a choice between decency, civility, and solutions or an NRA-endorsed shill for Donald Trump. We cannot afford a congressman who voted against commonsense background checks to stop criminals, the mentally ill and suspected terrorists from obtaining deadly weapons; who has advocated for raising the retirement age to 75; and who has voted to strip health care away from millions of Americans. I’m running to represent Nevadans, not just as a check on this out of control White House, but as a tireless advocate who will find solutions for all of us. I look forward to bringing Nevadans together, the campaign ahead, and standing up for all families.”

“Southern Nevada voters have shown tonight that they want leadership in Washington that delivers real results for working families, like lower health care and prescription drug costs, investments in education and vocational training, and attracting quality jobs that pay the bills,” said Susie Lee, D-NV. “I have spent my career delivering real results, whether it was providing critical services to Las Vegas’ homeless population, or addressing the dropout crisis as President of Communities in Schools. I am proud that voters trust me to deliver fresh leadership, and I am grateful to all of the members of our growing grassroots coalition who have made this victory possible. Voters will have a clear choice to make in November, and I know that they will embrace my proven track record of solving problems and improving lives for families in Southern Nevada.”

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