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 HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds MORE (R) and Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority The Hill's 12:30 Report: Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations MORE (D).

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE made multiple visits to Nevada to boost Laxalt and Heller, while former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJam-packed primary poses a serious threat to Democrats in 2020 Free speech: Can universities take back control? What should Democrats do next, after Mueller's report? MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenJam-packed primary poses a serious threat to Democrats in 2020 Stacey Abrams: Barr's Mueller letter 'like having your brother summarize your report card' Abrams launches 'Fair Vote' nonprofit ahead of 2020 census MORE stumped for Sisolak and Rosen.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI Why Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP MORE (D) won Nevada in the 2016 presidential election, topping Trump by 2.4 percentage points, or about 27,000 votes.