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Nevada Supreme Court Chief Wins; Other Race Faces Runoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chief judge of Nevada's highest court has won re-election, while a veteran state judge and a defense attorney-turned-state assemblyman are headed for a runoff for the other state Supreme Court seat on the primary ballot.

With votes still being tallied from Tuesday's election, Chief Justice Kristina Pickering was comfortably above the 50% needed to defeat two challengers to win another six-year term.

Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon was leading state lawmaker Ozzie Fumo, but they must face off again in November for the seat held by retiring Justice Mark Gibbons.