October 1, 2022
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo won Nevada’s Republican primary for governor Tuesday and will go on to challenge Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in the general election.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo won Nevada’s Republican primary for governor Tuesday and will go on to challenge Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in the general election.

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Polling showed Lombardo so far ahead of his primary rivals, a crowded Republican field including Reno attorney Joey Gilbert, former Sen. Dean Heller, and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, that Lombardo said in a debate late last month that, “for all practical purposes, this primary is over” and urged the party to coalesce around him to defeat Sisolak.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Lombardo, saying in an April statement that he would “fiercely protect our under-siege Second Amendment, oppose sanctuary cities, support our law enforcement, veto any liberal tax increase, protect life, and secure our elections.”

But the Nevada GOP bucked both Trump and polls of its own voters to endorse Gilbert, who was reportedly the only candidate in the field to take part in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., with video showing him on Capitol grounds.

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The nonpartisan election analysis group Cook Political Report ranked Nevada’s general election gubernatorial race as a toss-up, making the seat a possible pickup opportunity for Republicans.

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