CARSON CITY (AP) — Democrats successfully won reelection in Nevada's two battleground congressional districts, surviving challenges from Republicans in the western swing state moments after the presidential race was called for Joe Biden.
Rep. Steven Horsford and Rep. Susie Lee defended their seats and avoided the fate of other Democrats in battleground districts who lost reelection bids in Florida, New Mexico and the Midwest.
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Lee and Horsford's victories cement a six-year hold on Nevada's swing districts, which Democrats have won in the three most recent elections.
The result returns Nevada's existing delegation back to Washington D.C. after Rep. Dina Titus and Rep. Mark Amodei easily won reelection on Tuesday.
According to the latest numbers on the State of Nevada’s election website, Lee received 184,681 votes or 49.02%. Rodimer received 172,377 votes or 45.76%.
Congresswoman Susie Lee released the following statement after local election officials reported the latest election results, giving her a decisive lead in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District:
The voters of the Third Congressional District made their voices heard, and I am so proud to be re-elected as their champion in the House of Representatives.
Nevadans can trust that I will remain steadfast in my mission to bring both parties together to break through gridlock and get things done for our communities; and, they know that I will be a representative, not just for the people who voted for me, but for every constituent in the Third District.
Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are willing to pull up a chair and put the federal government to work for the people: we need economic support for Nevadans who lost their jobs because of COVID-19, we need funding for our schools and teachers who are trying to serve our kids virtually, and we need a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to end this pandemic now.
There is so much to do, but I am fired up and ready to continue fighting for Nevada.
13 Action News contributed to this story.