The Latest: Democratic governor candidates vote in primary

The Latest: Democratic governor candidates vote in primary

The Latest on Nevada's primary election (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Wes Elliott is among the Nevada Republicans rallying around primary election candidates they hope will further President Donald Trump's agenda.

The 70-year-old Reno-Sparks real estate agent says Trump's election in 2016 was "exactly what the doctor ordered."

He says Trump's honesty is a breath of fresh air. He says the president isn't worried about being politically correct, something he says has torn the country apart.

Elliott voted for Attorney General Adam Laxalt in Nevada's Republican gubernatorial primary. He says he likes Laxalt's character and the fact he's a military veteran.

A registered Republican for 30 years, Elliott says the biggest issue for him in politics is government corruption.

12:30 p.m.

Two candidates in a close Democratic primary for Nevada governor have cast their ballots.

Christina Giunchigliani voted Tuesday morning at K O Knudson Middle School in Las Vegas, while Steve Sisolak voted along with his two daughters at Kenny Guinn Middle School.

Both candidates serve on the Clark County Commission and are competing to be the Democratic nominee for governor in Nevada, which hasn't had a Democratic governor in two decades. They have each pledged to stand up to President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association.

The winner is expected to go up against Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

11:15 a.m.

Nevada Democrats are struggling to choose between two strong gubernatorial candidates who want to succeed outgoing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in November.

Two 67-year-old Sparks women -- Pamela Jones and Debora Lee -- say they've been Democrats all their lives.

Jones, a medical technician, says she voted for Steve Sisolak because he seemed more honest than his opponent.

Lee, a retired AT&T worker and former union representative, says she voted for his opponent Chris Giunchigliani because she liked her record in the state legislature.

James Mapp, a 71-year-old retired computer communications worker in Sparks, says he voted for Giunchigliani because she has a long history of supporting education and fair pay for teachers.

A two-term limit is forcing Sandoval out. Attorney General Adam Laxalt is favored to win the GOP nomination.

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