Horsford returns to House after winning Nevada race

Horsford returns to House after winning Nevada race
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Democrat Steve Horsford defeated Cresent Hardy in a close race in Nevada on Tuesday, retaining a key House battleground district for Democrats.

The seat in Nevada's 4th District is currently held by Democratic Rep. Ruben KihuenRuben Jesus KihuenMembers spar over sexual harassment training deadline Nevada Dem sanctioned for sexual misconduct announces city council bid Dem gains put Sunbelt in play for 2020 MORE, who decided not to run again amid allegations of sexual harassment, which he has denied.

Republicans were eyeing the Democratic-leaning district as an opportunity to pick up a seat, underscoring the competitive nature of the race.

The victory marks the second time Horsford and Hardy have faced off. Horsford held the seat for one term, before losing to Hardy in an upset in 2014.  

Hardy went on to lose to Kihuen in 2016.