Democratic County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has triumphed in his bid to become Nevada’s new governor, the first Democrat to do so in nearly 20 years according to a Wednesday Las Vegas Review-Journal report.
As of Wednesday morning, Sisolak had earned 49.4 percent of the vote to Republican attorney general Adam Laxalt’s 45.3.
Race observers may remember Laxalt as the candidate who was the target of a stinging op-ed written by 12 of his family members, imploring Nevada voters not to give him their votes.
Laxalt reportedly gave his concession speech around midnight.
“This was all of our campaign, not just my campaign. We can certainly take heart that we left it all on the field,” Laxalt said, his eyes welling with emotion. “We fought as hard as we could. To come up short is always difficult.”