Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.
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The state Supreme Court is wasting no time in moving forward with the creation of an intermediate court of appeals following voter approval of Question 1 on Tuesday.
With the midterm elections out of the way, the 2016 presidential race will quickly take over the national political spotlight.
Political consultant David Thomas retained his nickname as “judge maker” on election night despite one judicial candidate’s claim that Thomas had offered a bribe to protect incumbent Judge Rob Bare.
The Republican sweep that put the GOP firmly in charge of Nevada’s state government and the Legislature while ousting a Democratic congressman was no fluke.
The Democrats swept all three Clark County Commission races, but the Republican tide certainly made two of the three incumbents look more vulnerable.
The new Nevada Senate Republican majority wasted no time in making their leadership decisions for the 2015 legislative session, naming Sen. Michael Roberson of Las Vegas the majority leader after a meeting Wednesday.
A Station Casinos-backed Indian tribe lost its California ballot referendum Tuesday, leaving a casino project on a site near Fresno in limbo.
Supporters of federal legalization of Internet gaming could be the biggest losers following the 2014 midterm elections, according to analysts.
As Republicans were taking a victory lap after scoring the U.S. Senate majority in midterm elections, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada on Wednesday confirmed he will seek to lead the GOP effort to keep the majority in 2016.
The 45.51 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election is the lowest reported in Nevada going back to at least 1978, the secretary of state’s office said Wednesday.
Now that Campaign 2014 is in the books, the victors have brushed confetti from their lapels and the vanquished have wrapped up the final stanza of the “Also-ran Blues.”
Las Vegas police Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo was leading retired Capt. Larry Burns in the race for Clark County sheriff with 51 percent of the votes as elections officials continued to tally Tuesday night. If Lombardo holds his lead, he will win the right to replace his biggest supporter, outgoing Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Two Clark County Family Court judges were defeated on Tuesday, although voters favored incumbents in most of the judicial races.
Voters didn’t agree with the Clark County School Board on its pick to replace the former District D trustee. Constituents voted out appointee Stavan Corbett, who resigned from the Nevada State Board of Education in December 2013 to finish Lorraine Alderman’s term and was seeking his own four-year term beginning next year.
The Republican tide that swept across the nation and much of Nevada failed to catch on Tuesday in Clark County, where three Democratic county commissioners and all other county elected officials appeared to be heading toward re-election over any GOP challengers.
Republicans took control of the Nevada Legislature for the first time in decades Tuesday, handing GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval a huge political victory as he begins his second term and focuses on an agenda that includes education reform and school choice.
Massachusetts voters saved the state’s fledgling casino industry Tuesday by overwhelming rejecting a ballot referendum that would have tossed a three-year-old gaming law.
In a stunning election, Nevada Republicans swept top state offices Tuesday and ousted U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., as they took control of the state Senate and the Assembly in a low-turnout election marked by greater GOP enthusiasm and Democratic disaffection.
Republicans grabbed the keys from Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday as they swept into control of the U.S. Senate.
Republicans claimed a commanding majority in the House on Tuesday, pushing their dominance to near-historic levels as they dispatched the last white Democrats in the South and made inroads in Democratic strongholds nationwide.
It’s been a mostly quiet Election Day across Clark County. More than 34,000 registered voters had cast a ballot by 10:30 a.m., right about in line with the lackluster mid-morning voter tallies seen in past midterm elections.
The election this year isn’t very sexy. But plenty is in play as voters go to the polls.