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Horsford, Titus, Amodei, Lee All Win Their Respective Primaries

LAS VEGAS (AP) —  Steven Horsford has fended off five challengers in a Democratic primary for his southern Nevada U.S. House seat. 

Results Wednesday morning show Horsford winning in Tuesday's election. It came despite his recent admission that he had an extramarital affair. Several GOP candidates running for his seat called on him to resign from the 4th Congressional District seat.

 

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The five Democrats running in the primary against Horsford, George Brucato, Chris Colley, Gabrielle D'Ayer, Jennifer Eason, Gregory Kempton, all had less name recognition and fundraising. 

 

Horsford was elected to the 4th District in 2018. He was first elected in the district in 2012 but lost re-election in 2014. 

 

The district, which extends north of Las Vegas through several rural counties, is a swing district that leans Democratic. 

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Democrat Dina Titus has won a primary election in Nevada's 1st Congressional District.

 

Titus easily defeated Allen Rheinhart and Anthony Thomas in Tuesday's election, according to results released early Wednesday.

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She's represented central Las Vegas and the casino-lined Las Vegas Strip in Congress since 2012. 

 

The former state senator and university professor is expected to handily win re-election in November.

 

Democrats make up 49% of voters in the district while Republicans make up about 21%.

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2:40 a.m. 

Mark Amodei has easily defeated two challengers to win a Republican primary for a U.S. House seat in northern Nevada.

 

Amodei has represented Reno and northern Nevada since 2011 and faced relatively unknown challengers Joel Beck and Jesse Hurley in Tuesday's election.

 

Amodei in 2018 handily defeated a more well-known tea party favorite, Sharron Angle in the Republican primary and went on to win re-election in the GOP-heavy 2nd Congressional District.

 

Democrats have been making gains among registered voters in the district, including in the Reno-area, but they're not expected to overcome the Republican advantage among voters. 

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2:35 a.m.

Susie Lee has defeated two Democratic challengers as she seeks re-election to her U.S. House seat.

 

Results early Wednesday show the freshman congresswoman overcame challenges in Tuesday's election from Dennis Sullivan and Tiffany Ann Watson for her seat in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.

 

The district includes southwest Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City and extends to the state lines with California and Arizona.

 

It's expected to be the closest election battle in November. Lee won the swing district by 9% points in 2018 but President Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton there in 2016.