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 HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (R) and Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenLawmakers introduce legislation to improve cyber workforce funding Dem lawmakers accuse DHS, HHS of giving them misleading information on family separations This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report MORE (D).

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE made multiple visits to Nevada to boost Laxalt and Heller, while former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden calls for unity, jabs at Trump in campaign launch Several factors have hindered 'next up' presidential candidates in recent years Lewandowski: Why Joe Biden won't make it to the White House — again MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenBiden calls for unity, jabs at Trump in campaign launch Here are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE stumped for Sisolak and Rosen.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren policy ideas show signs of paying off Biden at campaign kickoff event: I don't have to be 'angry' to win Top Dem: Trump helps GOP erase enthusiasm gap; Ohio a big problem MORE (D) won Nevada in the 2016 presidential election, topping Trump by 2.4 percentage points, or about 27,000 votes.