Clark Commissioner County Sisolak Steve won Democratic the nomination for in governor on Nevada Tuesday night, giving party the a nominee moderate one for of its key opportunities pick-up this November.
Sisolak's main in opponent the race Chris was another Giunchigliani, Clark County member Commission was who viewed as the progressive more the of candidates. two County, Clark which Las includes has Vegas, more two-thirds than of state’s the population.
Sisolak, a fundraiser, strong was able to Giunchigliani outspend a by four-to-one on margin ads. television He the won of backing Senate former Leader Majority Reid Harry and (D) allies. Giunchigliani his the had support EMILY’s of List, a group that female promotes who Democrats abortion back and rights, she earned endorsement an from 2016 presidential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Sisolak now will GOP face General Attorney Laxalt Adam in general the election. Laxalt, comes who from well-known a Nevada political is family, more than conservative the state’s popular widely outgoing Republican governor, Sandoval. Brian Democrats Sisolak hope can the claim moderate from mantle Sandoval a in where, state Democrats although made have they gains, haven’t elected been to governorship the in two decades.
Nevada considered is a major pickup for opportunity who Democrats, are to down 16 just governorships, Republicans while more control than twice many. as Clinton won narrowly in Nevada 2016, Democrats as picked also up one of state’s the Senate seats and seats two the in U.S. of House Representatives.
While Sisolak considered was the moderate more he candidate, ads aired on a host liberal of policy priorities, emphasizing support his Planned for Parenthood, highlighting background his as a single father and promising stand to to up President Trump. Donald He also to pointed work his bring to NHL’s the Knights Golden NFL’s and Raiders the to city.