Midterms Live results

By Dylan Scott and Ryan Mark

Nevada results for every midterm race

Long-shot Democratic dreams of retaking the Senate start in Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican incumbent running for reelection in 2018 in a state Hillary Clinton won.

Heller is facing Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, hand picked by former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. She’s hoping the political machine that has powered Democrats to victory in the Silver State even in years that were otherwise ugly for the party will help carry her to victory this year. This race has been one of the most expensive this year, an ignoble distinction for such a sparsely populated state.

The incumbent, who at one time flirted with opposing his party on Obamacare repeal, has since tacked steadily to the right. Heller voted gladly for the tax bill and he showed no qualms about supporting Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval has become hugely popular in two terms, but he can’t run again and he is strangely alienated from the two Republicans running at the top of the ballot in 2018. Sandoval found himself at odds with Heller over Obamacare repeal, refusing to support the GOP’s plans because of their Medicaid overhaul.

But Sandoval has also hesitated to embrace the Republican running to replace him as governor, Secretary of State Adam Laxalt, who has undertaken a much Trumpier campaign than the moderate Sandoval ever would have. Democratic candidate Steve Sisolak isn’t particularly inspiring either, but Nevada is a purple state turning blue so the governor’s race is still a toss-up.

Democrats also need to defend two House seats, but election forecasters expect them to hold onto both.

Nevada is one bright spot for Democrats in a sea of Republican-controlled state legislatures. Daily Kos expects them to hold onto their Democratic majorities today, when the entire state House of Representatives and half the state Senate is on the ballot.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating isn’t great here either, with his disapproval rating topping 50 percent, according to Morning Consult.

Nevada US Senate

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Jacky Rosen 475,125 51%
GOP Dean Heller 425,599 46%
IND Barry Michaels 9,380 1%
LIB Tim Hagan 9,107 1%
OTH Kamau A. Bakari (Independent American Party) 5,400 1%
1,552 of 1,988 (78%) precincts reporting, 924,611 total votes

Nevada US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Dina Titus 99,892 66%
GOP Joyce Bentley 46,465 31%
OTH Dan Garfield (Independent American Party) 2,441 2%
LIB Robert Strawder 2,048 1%
0 of 309 (0%) precincts reporting, 150,846 total votes

Nevada US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Mark Amodei 153,331 59%
DEM Clint Koble 108,431 41%
557 of 776 (72%) precincts reporting, 261,762 total votes

Nevada US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Susie Lee 147,048 52%
GOP Danny Tarkanian 121,505 43%
LIB Steve Brown 4,521 2%
OTH David Goossen (Unaffiliated Party) 3,612 1%
OTH Harry Vickers (Independent American Party) 3,459 1%
OTH Gil Eisner (Unaffiliated Party) 1,878 1%
OTH Tony Gumina (Unaffiliated Party) 1,536 1%
0 of 424 (0%) precincts reporting, 283,559 total votes

Nevada US House 4

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Steven Horsford 120,888 52%
GOP Cresent Hardy 101,748 44%
OTH Warren Markowitz (Independent American Party) 3,156 1%
OTH Rodney Smith (Unaffiliated Party) 2,704 1%
LIB Gregg Luckner 2,185 1%
OTH Dean McGonigle (Unaffiliated Party) 2,011 1%
73 of 481 (15%) precincts reporting, 232,692 total votes

Nevada Governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Stephen Sisolak 465,774 50%
GOP Adam Laxalt 424,604 46%
IND Ryan Bundy 13,787 1%
OTH Russell Best (Independent American Party) 9,861 1%
LIB Jared Lord 8,723 1%
1,471 of 1,988 (74%) precincts reporting, 922,749 total votes

Nevada State Ballot Measure NV Question 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
Affirmative 560,371 61%
No 356,216 39%
540 of 1,988 (27%) precincts reporting, 916,587 total votes

Nevada State Referendum NV Question 5

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
Affirmative 550,826 60%
No 371,040 40%