Mesquite resident wins Republican congressional primary

Cresent Hardy easily defeated Republican challenger Niger Innis in the Republican primary for Congressional District 4 Tuesday night.

Statewide, Hardy was able to carry 42 percent of the vote, compared to Innis’  33 percent and Mike Monroes’s 22 percent.

In Clark County, Hary took 46 percent of the vote, while Innis  had 31 percent and Monroe 20 percent.

In the Democratic primary, incumbent Stephen Horsford easily defeated Mark Budetich with 84 percent of the vote statewide.  In Clark County,  Horsford carried 86 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout, as expected, was low with only 15 percent of the registered voters turning out either at the polls, through early voting or by mail.

In other races, Joe Lombardo (36 percent) and Larry Burns (28 percent) were the top two finishers and will vie for the  Clark County Sheriff’s position and Mark Hutchinson (Republican) and Lucy Flores (Democrat) each won their primary and will vie for the office of Lieutenant Governor.

Gov. Brian Sandoval easily won his primary for re-election.

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