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.


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 RosenSenators introduce legislation to boost cyber defense training in high school Key endorsements: A who's who in early states Female senators hatch plan to 'shame' Senate into voting faster MORE (D).

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE made multiple visits to Nevada to boost Laxalt and Heller, while former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump averages highest approval rating of his presidency in second quarter: Gallup The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Can Biden's canceled cancer initiative be salvaged? Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time MORE stumped for Sisolak and Rosen.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE (D) won Nevada in the 2016 presidential election, topping Trump by 2.4 percentage points, or about 27,000 votes.