RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Senate candidate Sam Brown and gubernatorial candidate Joey Gilbert received the endorsement of the Nevada Republican Party at the state convention in Las Vegas this weekend.
About 2/3 of party delegates voted to endorse Gilbert in the gubernatorial primary, while Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the frontrunner according to recent polling, failed to receive over 50% of the delegates' votes.
In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, wounded warrior Sam Brown was the only candidate to be endorsed. Former attorney general Adam Laxalt received exactly 50% of the vote, meaning he did not get the official endorsement of the Nevada GOP.
"I’m grateful to be the only U.S. Senate candidate to receive the endorsement of the Nevada Republican Party," Brown said in a statement released Saturday. "
"Combined with Nevada’s largest network of grassroots donors and volunteers, this endorsement makes it clear that Nevadans are ready for new conservative leadership and the Duty First movement. Our campaign is proud to always put Nevadans first. We will continue to be the only Nevada US Senate campaign with a People’s Agenda that represents all who have been left behind by political elites and career politicians.”
The 2022 primary election is on June 14. To see the full list of candidates running for major races in Nevada and Washoe County, click here.