Laxalt, Sisolak to face off in Nevada governor's race

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) will face off against Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak (D) in the race to replace outgoing Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) in November. Laxalt, who cast himself as an archconservative when he won his first run for statewide office four years ago, coasted through the Republican primary on Tuesday, outlasting state Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) and a handful of lesser-known candidates. Sisolak faced a far stronger challenge from fellow Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (D). With 56 percent of the precincts reporting, Sisolak led by a 51 to 38 percent margin.ADVERTISEMENT Giunchigliani challenged Sisolak from the left, making an issue of Sisolak’s support for public funding of a new NFL stadium that will host the Raiders. She also benefited from a late endorsement from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE, who recorded a robocall that went out to Democratic voters over the past weekend. But Sisolak touted his support for the Vegas Golden Knights, the city’s new NHL franchise that made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year. Sisolak ran advertising during the Knights’ improbable playoff run, capitalizing on the popularity of the city’s first major sports team. In an address to supporters Tuesday night, Laxalt called Sisolak a “career politician who has spent decades complaining about the problems, and little time getting to work on the solutions.” He cast November’s election as a choice between “real solutions or a radical agenda that would take our unique state the way of California.” Laxalt begins the sprint to November with a hefty cash advantage, after Sisolak spent more than $6.3 million to win his primary. Laxalt has raised about $6.7 million since the beginning of 2017 and spent about $3 million, according to filings with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. Democrats are trying to end a two-decade-long dry spell in Nevada, where Republicans have held the governorship since Kenny Guinn won election in 1998. The party failed to recruit a top-tier challenger to Sandoval, who took 70 percent of the vote when he ran for reelection in 2014. But this year, Democrats hope Sisolak can break the spell, in part because Nevada is home to so many of the party’s other top priorities. Both parties will spend heavily on the race between Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R) and Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees ‘strong likelihood’ of another relief package; Warner says some businesses ‘may not come back’ at The Hill’s Advancing America’s Economy summit The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Experts raise security concerns about online voting | Musk finds supporter in Trump | Officials warn that Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research groups MORE (D). Open House seats held by Rosen and Rep. Ruben KihuenRuben Jesus KihuenRep. Steven Horsford wins Democratic House primary in Nevada Members spar over sexual harassment training deadline Nevada Dem sanctioned for sexual misconduct announces city council bid MORE (D), both in the Las Vegas market, are likely to be top targets as well. In 2016, Clinton beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in Nevada by just over 2 percentage points, or about 27,000 votes. — This report was updated at 7:24 a.m. Click Here: cheap Cowboys jersey

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