Nevada Reps. Dina Titus and Mark Amodei took easy first steps to new terms in Washington in Tuesday’s primary election.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Titus, a Democrat whose 1st Congressional District covers Las Vegas, captured nearly 79 percent of the vote. Her Democratic challenger, high school teacher Reuben D’Silva, netted 21 percent of the vote. The winner will face Republican Joyce Bentley in November.
Amodei, the state’s only Republican representative in Congress, won nearly 72 percent of the vote over challenger Sharron Angle on Tuesday. The lawmaker tweeted a thank you to followers late Tuesday.
Angle, who received just over 18 percent of Tuesday’s vote, had promised to align herself with President Donald Trump and back his agenda. Congressional District 2 is the GOP’s strongest seat.
Titus has represented Congressional District 1 since 2013. In Congress she has positioned herself as a leader of the resistance against Trump by fighting for progressive policies related to immigration, gun control and LGBTQ rights. Titus was endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Clark County Education Association and the Culinary Union Local 226.