Sheriff Joe Lombardo scored a comparatively straightforward victory within the Nevada governor’s race Republican main Tuesday night time.
With 37 p.c reporting, Lombardo’s victory can solely be labeled as a blowout, incomes 48 p.c of the vote whereas his closest opponent, Joey Gilbert, earned simply 19 p.c. Former Sen. Dean Heller, who was ousted from his seat by Democrat Jacky Rosen in 2018, at present stands in fourth place with simply 4 p.c of the vote.
With 37% reporting within the GOP main for #NVgov, it is Joe Lombardo 48%, Joey Gilbert 19%, John Lee 13%. Dean Heller has solely 9%, ouch.
— Nathaniel Rakich (@baseballot) June 15, 2022
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) June 15, 2022
RACE CALL: The Indy is asking the Republican governor’s main for Joe Lombardo. pic.twitter.com/sjE9SLEqpu
— Nevada Unbiased (@TheNVIndy) June 15, 2022
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Lombardo this April, hailing him for his previous navy service and his devotion to populist points.
“Sheriff Joe Lombardo is working for Governor of the Nice State of Nevada. A U.S. Military and Nevada Nationwide Guard veteran, Joe joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division in 1988 and has bravely served and guarded the individuals of Nevada for the previous 34 years,” Trump wrote.
“As Governor, Joe will fiercely Shield our under-siege Second Modification, Oppose Sanctuary Cities, Assist our Regulation Enforcement, Veto any Liberal Tax Improve, Shield Life, and Safe our Elections. Joe Lombardo is the chief Nevada wants, and he has my Full and Whole Endorsement for Governor!” he added.
Trump selected Lombardo over former Dean Heller, blaming his 2018 loss on Heller’s preliminary opposition to Trump’s candidacy in 2016.
“What occurred with Dean Heller is, I attempted for him, however my base didn’t imagine him,” Trump stated. “They wouldn’t go for him as a result of Dean Heller was actually hostile in my race.”