LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Adam Laxalt overcame challenger Sam Brown in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in November.

With 85% of the vote counted, Laxalt held 58.2% of the votes, with challenger Sam Brown taking 30.5% of the vote. The Associated Press has declared both Laxalt and Cortez Masto winners of their primaries.

Republican Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt waits to speak at a campaign event June 11, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The results set up a highly anticipated election between Laxalt and incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The Associated Press has already called the Democratic primary for Masto, who had 90.2% of the vote with 78% of the vote in.

Laxalt is the grandson of former Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt (R) and the son of former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici (R).

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., walks through the Senate subway on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

He served as Nevada attorney general from 2015 to 2019 and ran against Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2018, losing 49.4% to 45.3%.

“This election is going to be a referendum on Senator Masto and all of these elites who look down on us. Elections have consequences they say and so do these liberal policies that are driving Nevada and the nation into the ditch,” Laxalt said.

Cortez-Masto released this statement on Twitter Tuesday night.

“Laxalt was a corrupt AG who led Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. On top of that – he opposes a woman’s right to choose. Laxalt is out for himself, not Nevada. I’m ready to fight to protect our state.”

Brown, a small business owner, served in the U.S. Army. In 2008, while deployed in Afghanistan, Brown was wounded by an IED explosion.