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Hardy beats Innis in GOP primary, faces Horsford

06/11/2014 12:00am
Establishment-backed Cresent Hardy has won the Republican primary for the 4th Congressional District against tea party strategist Niger Innis.

Republican Assembly leader Pat Hickey wins Nevada primary

06/11/2014 12:00am
Republican Assembly leader Pat Hickey wins Nevada primary.

Nevada Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson wins Republican primary

06/11/2014 12:10am
Nevada Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson wins Republican primary.

Nevada Regent Knecht wins GOP controller race

06/11/2014 12:30am
Nevada Board of Regents member Ron Knecht (Nehkt) has won the Republican primary for state controller.

Schieve, Pezonella advance in Reno mayor's race

06/11/2014 1:20am
The crowded field of candidates who want to be Reno's first new mayor in 12 years has been narrowed from 18 to two.

Turnout light, but not lowest in Nevada primary

06/11/2014 1:31am
Turnout was light, but not the lowest ever as voters in Nevada trickled to the polls to decide primary contests for governor, lieutenant governor, four congressional districts and various state and local contests.

2 win November ballot spots for Las Vegas sheriff

06/11/2014 1:50am
Voters will choose in November between Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo and retired police Capt. Larry Burns to become Clark County sheriff and head the more than 4,800-employee Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Nevada incumbent legislators survive challenges

06/11/2014 2:11am
Incumbent Nevada statehouse Republicans beat back challenges from the party's right wing in Tuesday's party primaries, even as one controversial conservative GOP Assemblyman cruised to victory.

Washoe sheriff's race pits trooper v. undersheriff

06/11/2014 2:11am
A Nevada state trooper and a Washoe County undersheriff will face off in November's general election in a bid to become the county's next sheriff.

Analysis: Immigration issue may have felled Cantor

06/11/2014 7:21am
Immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election. His defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House.

Tea party rejoices, GOP establishment subdued after Cantor's upset loss

06/11/2014 8:21am
Now that he's pulled off a huge upset, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary yesterday in Virginia, David Brat is looking ahead to November -- but for now, he's not spelling out any specifics on policies.

House OKs bill to keep guns from mentally ill

06/11/2014 9:30am
The Rhode Island House of Representatives has approved legislation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

GOP leaders jockey for position in House as tea party celebrates Eric Cantor's stunning loss

06/11/2014 11:11am
Less than 24 hours after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat, House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions.

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

06/11/2014 2:11pm
The House began to consider legislation Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

Cesar Chavez family opposes candidate using name

06/11/2014 2:21pm
The grandson of Cesar Chavez filed a challenge Tuesday against an Arizona congressional candidate who has been using the farm labor leader's name.

Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

06/11/2014 2:31pm
Having handily beaten his GOP challenger, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is now poised to focus on his general election campaign, one that will likely make history.

Cantor vanquisher Brat shies from tea party label

06/11/2014 4:01pm
Dave Brat doesn't like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says.

Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

06/11/2014 4:31pm
Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront of this year's midterm elections.

Judge orders 3 early voting days restored in Ohio

06/11/2014 5:10pm
A federal judge ordered Ohio's elections chief Wednesday to set early voting hours on the three days before elections in a ruling that gives Democrats a victory going into the fall election.

Correction: Nevada Primary story

06/11/2014 5:20pm
In a story June 10 about Nevada's primary election, The Associated Press reported erroneously the race of Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Lucy Flores. If elected, she would become the state's first Hispanic to hold the office, not the first black.

Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

06/11/2014 6:51pm
Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws.

''None" bested Nevada Dems' nominee for governor

06/11/2014 6:51pm
As embarrassing as it was for leaders of Nevada's Democratic Party, political analysts say they shouldn't necessarily have been surprised that their candidate topping the ticket in November will be best known as the man who beat out seven other gubernatorial contenders by finishing second in the primary to "none of the above."