U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II issued the following statements on tonight’s primary elections.
“Today’s strong voter turnout is a reflection of the change and future Nevadans want to see,” said Cortez Masto. “With so much at stake in November, we’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect our hard-fought progress. Come November, I’m confident Democrats are going to come out to reject Donald Trump’s extremist agenda – and anyone who has fallen in line behind it. I’m so proud of our slate of strong Democratic candidates. They represent the diversity and promise of Nevada’s future. That’s why I’m committed to help elect more Nevada Democrats this year so we can continue to fight for our state’s working families and the issues that matter most to them – like access to health care, a quality education, strong unions, and better wages.”
“Congratulations to all our nominees and candidates on their hard-fought campaigns,” said McCurdy. “Democrats have made it clear that we are the party that fights for working families and for better economic opportunity and equality for all Nevadans. There’s so much at stake for Nevada’s future on the ballot this November, and Democrats have exciting chances to flip red seats and strengthen our leadership so we can continue to advocate for hardworking Nevadans.
“We have the most flippable U.S. Senate seat in the country because Dean Heller is the most vulnerable Republican incumbent senator. We have one of the top pickups in the nation in our race for governor because Republican Adam Laxalt is an out-of-touch special interest puppet. We have the chance to flip all our Republican-held constitutional offices. We will also defend what we’ve built the past few years by keeping our Third and Fourth Congressional Districts blue and expanding our majority in the state legislature. As we look toward November, Democrats are prepared to organize across the state to register and turn out voters and win up and down the ballot.”