Amodei moves step closer to re-election in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei is positioned for an easy re-election run in Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.
Amodei was unopposed in Tuesday's primary and the heavily Republican district is expected to return him to Washington D.C. in the general election.
Carson City Democrat Samuel Koepnick will face Amodei after trumping four rivals. Independent American Party candidate Russell Best and independent candidate Michael Haines also will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Amodei won his seat in a special election last year after Republican Dean Heller was appointed from the House to the U.S. Senate. Heller's appointment followed the resignation of Republican Sen. John Ensign.
Amodei resigned as chairman of the Nevada GOP to run for the seat.
There are 144,000 Republicans in the northern Nevada district, compared with 113,000 Democrats.