Sisolak becomes first Dem to win Nevada governor race since 1994

Sisolak becomes first Dem to win Nevada governor race since 1994

Steve Sisolak won the Nevada gubernatorial election on Tuesday, marking the first time since 1994 that a Democrat has been voted into the governor's mansion.

Sisolak defeated state attorney general Adam Laxalt (R).

Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County Commission since 2013, defeated state Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R). Sisolak will succeed term-limited Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) in January.

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The gubernatorial race was one of the most closely watched in the nation, in part because the state was home to a few key House races and a hotly contested Senate battle between Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerElection Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February Sinema invokes McCain in Senate acceptance speech Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race MORE (R) and Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenElection Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February Sinema invokes McCain in Senate acceptance speech Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race MORE (D).

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Avenatti denies domestic violence allegations: 'I have never struck a woman' Trump names handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa MORE made multiple visits to Nevada to boost Laxalt and Heller, while former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaO'Rourke receives invite to visit Iowa from Democratic Party in Des Moines Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Mattis defends border deployment during visit to troops | Bolton aide exits WH after clash with first lady | House blocks Yemen war resolution | Report warns of erosion in US military superiority Mattis defends border deployment, likens it to 1916 effort against Pancho Villa MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time O'Rourke receives invite to visit Iowa from Democratic Party in Des Moines Nearly six in ten want someone other than Trump elected president in 2020: poll MORE stumped for Sisolak and Rosen.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Mattis defends border deployment during visit to troops | Bolton aide exits WH after clash with first lady | House blocks Yemen war resolution | Report warns of erosion in US military superiority Exit polls show more women breaking with Republicans MORE (D) won Nevada in the 2016 presidential election, topping Trump by 2.4 percentage points, or about 27,000 votes.