With Sisolak’s Win, Nevada Has Its First Democratic Governor In Two Decades

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 07: Clark County Commission Chairman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak speaks after winning his race against Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candi... LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 07: Clark County Commission Chairman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak speaks after winning his race against Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt at the Nevada Democratic Party's election results watch party at Caesars Palace on November 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans voted on their choices of candidates in the midterm election, which is seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 7, 2018 8:15 a.m.

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.”

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