LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Democratic Party released the following statement celebrating its hard-won victory in Nevada’s 2022 midterm elections:
“This midterm has been among the most challenging in our party’s history,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer, “Nevertheless, Democrats in Nevada and across the country have defied pundits and political trends alike. Words cannot express our pride and relief that our majority in the U.S.Senate is preserved, thanks to the reelection of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. We’re optimistic that our House majority will be saved with help from the reelection of Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee, and Congressman Steven Horsford. We are excited that Attorney General Aaron Ford and Treasurer Zach Conine will be able to continue their work, now joined by Secretary of State-elect Cisco Aguilar and aided by our returning majorities in the Nevada State Legislature.
“Though we celebrate these wins, we must acknowledge the debt owed to Governor Steve Sisolak and Lt. Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead. Time and time again, they led Nevada through our state’s darkest days, always putting the needs of working people first. They ensured we emerged from every crisis more united than ever. Our state will be losing two great leaders, and while we are profoundly disappointed by their defeat, we know their leadership will continue to inspire us.”
“Candidates, staff, and volunteers alike went above and beyond in this fight,” said NV Dems Executive Director Matthew Fonken, “In a cycle as critically important as this one, we know this race should never have been as close as it was. The lesson we must learn here is that every vote counts, every constituency matters, and we cannot afford to sideline good, dedicated Democrats over minor differences in policy. We are committed to the work of building a strong, fully-united Democratic Party, knowing that a unified campaign in 2024 and beyond will lead to the Democratic victory that Nevadans deserve.”
“Our work is just beginning,” asserted Chair Whitmer, “we have already started preparing for the 2024 elections and we have no intention of slowing our momentum. We look to the future with optimism and well-earned confidence.”