LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Democratic Rep. Dina Titus has won re-election in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District, which represents central and eastern parts of the Las Vegas valley.

Titus won the seat, which pundits viewed as a potential GOP pickup this election cycle, by about 4 percentage points against Republican Mark Robertson.

Results on Friday showed Titus leading by about 103,000 votes to Robertson’s 95,000.

“Voters sent a message loud and clear: They want someone in their corner who never backs down from a fight,” Titus said in a statement Thursday. “We always knew this would be a tough race and I am so grateful to all who volunteered, contributed, and dedicated their time to this race. I am humbled to have your support, and I promise to continue delivering for all Southern Nevadans.”

Titus, a longtime Nevada elected official, was a congresswoman from 2009 to 2011 and again since 2013.

Robertson released a statement on Friday evening:

The 2022 election did not go the way we had hoped. The people of Nevada’s First Congressional District have selected someone other than me to be their representative in Washington DC. This is how Representative Democracy works. Though we came close, in the end, we were not able to overcome the ten-point registration advantage that the Democrats have in this District.

I’m grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who fought side-by-side with me during the past 23 months. I’m amazed at the selfless sacrifice that so many people made to defend freedom and change the direction of our Country.

I ran for Congress because I want my children and grandchildren to grow up with the same freedoms and opportunities that I had. That desire has not changed. Though I will not be in Washington, I will remain engaged in protecting the future of my family, and our country.

America remains the greatest country on earth. I’m so grateful to be an American.

Mark Roberson, Republican candidate for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District