The Nevada Independent
Trump-endorsed former Attorney General Adam Laxalt will face Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in the general election this November, as the vulnerable incumbent looks to defend her seat in one of the highest-profile Senate races in the country.
Nevada’s 2022 primary election, held Tuesday, also set the stage for a trio of nationally watched general election congressional matchups.
Democratic District 1 Rep. Dina Titus easily knocked off progressive primary challenger Amy Vilela, and will face Republican former U.S. Army Colonel Mark Robertson in the general election. Attorney April Becker won the Republican nomination in District 3 and will take on Democratic Rep. Susie Lee. And Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford will defend his District 4 seat against either insurance agent Sam Peters or Mesquite Assemblywoman Annie Black, in a primary race that remained too close to call early Wednesday.
In District 2, Republican Rep. Mark Amodei emerged victorious in his re-election bid against perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian, who had most recently won a race that installed him as a Douglas County commissioner. Amodei, who was backed by a GOP super PAC, is practically a lock to win his general election contest in November in ruby red District 2.
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