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Assembly, Congressional District Races Set For General Election

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Incumbent Assemblyman Chris Edwards has lost a Republican primary for his southern Nevada seat to Mesquite City Councilwoman Annie Black.

 

Results released Thursday morning show Black defeated Edwards in the Assembly District 19 race.

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Black ran to the right against Edwards and accused him of being soft on tax increases. 

 

Edwards was first elected in 2014.

 

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The three-term assemblyman raised $17,000 in campaign contributions. Black raised $2,600.

 

No Democrat is running in the general election, leaving Black uncontested in November to win the seat. 

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Democrat Patricia Ackerman has won a seven-candidate contest in a northern Nevada congressional district.

 

Results released Thursday show Ackerman defeated former Obama administration official Clint Koble, former journalist Ed Cohen, retired business owner Rick Shepherd, Reynaldo Hernandez, Ian Luetkehans and Steve Schiffman in Tuesday's primary election.

 

Ackerman, a retired mountaineer and former actress, will face a steep challenge in November against Republican Mark Amodei.

 

Amodei since 2011 has held the 2nd Congressional District, where Republicans hold a strong voter registration advantage over Democrats.