REPUBLICAN SWEEP — GOP Candidate Wins By 20 Points in Nevada Race
Republican Mark Amodei won the Congressional election yesterday in Nevada by 20 POINTS.
It was NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. Amodei’s daughters Erin, left, and Ryanne were among the supporters on hand. (LV Sun)
Amodei won by more than 20 points in a referendum on Barack Obama’s failed policies.
Nevada Republican Mark Amodei easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill a vacant House of Representatives seat in a largely rural district that has never sent a Democrat to Congress.
With 95 percent of precincts counted, Amodei had collected over 57 percent of votes compared to 36 percent for Democratic state Treasurer Kate Marshall, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. Other candidates garnered the remaining votes.
“THANK YOU NEVADA!” Amodei posted on his twitter account as the votes rolled in and showed him with a near 20 point lead.
Amodei will replace Republican Dean Heller, who was named to the Senate to take over for John Ensign. Ensign resigned his seat earlier this year after admitting to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer.
“With their support of Mark Amodei, the people of Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District have chosen the principles of common sense, Nevada values, and prosperity,” Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian said in a statement.