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2018 Nevada Governor

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Post by Addie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 am

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With Harry Reid’s Help, Moderate Democrat Triumphs In Nevada Governor Primary

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won the Democratic nomination for governor in Nevada on Tuesday night, giving the party a moderate nominee for one of its key pick-up opportunities this November.

Sisolak's main opponent in the race was Chris Giunchigliani, another Clark County Commission member who was viewed as the more progressive of the two candidates. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, has more than two-thirds of the state’s population. ...

Sisolak will now face GOP Attorney General Adam Laxalt in the general election. Laxalt, who comes from a well-known Nevada political family, is more conservative than the state’s widely popular outgoing governor, Republican Brian Sandoval. Democrats hope Sisolak can claim the moderate mantle from Sandoval in a state where, although Democrats have made gains, they haven’t been elected to the governorship in two decades.

Nevada is considered a major pickup opportunity for Democrats, who are down to just 16 governorships, while Republicans control more than twice as many. Clinton narrowly won Nevada in 2016, as Democrats also picked up one of the state’s Senate seats and two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

While Sisolak was considered the more moderate candidate, he aired ads on a host of liberal policy priorities, emphasizing his support for Planned Parenthood, highlighting his background as a single father and promising to stand up to President Donald Trump. He also pointed to his work to bring the NHL’s Golden Knights and NFL’s Raiders to the city.

“I’ll take on the [National Rifle Association], I’ll take on big pharma, and I’ll take on Donald Trump,” Sisolak said in one television ad.


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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:22 am

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Obama endorses Sisolak for Nevada governor

Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Democratic nominee for governor Steve Sisolak.

"Steve Sisolak will fight for justice, equality and opportunity for all Nevadans and I'm proud to endorse his candidacy for governor," said Obama in a statement released Friday. "Raised in a working family and now a proud dad who raised two incredible daughters on his own, he knows the value of hard work and the importance of opportunity."

The statement points out Sisolak would be Nevada's first Democratic governor in 20 years.

"Whether it's tirelessly advocating for educators and students, protecting access to affordable health care or investing in workers, Steve will always stand with Nevadans," said Obama.

Sisolak said the endorsement is an honor.

"There are few leaders who have stood so strongly for our working families," he said. "From lifting us out of the Great Recession and establishing the Affordable Care Act to leading the drive to make Nevada a leader in new industries like renewable energy, he fought for the issues that matter most to Nevada families."

Obama won Nevada in both of his presidential races in 2008 by 55 percent and 2012 by 52 percent.


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