Sheriff Joe Lombardo Projected Winner of Nevada Republican Governor’s Primary

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    With 37 percent of voters reporting in, Lombardo's win can be described as a blowout. He earned 48 percent of the votes. In contrast, his nearest opponent, Joey Gilbert, earned only 19 percent. Former Senator Dean Heller, who was removed from the Senate by Democrat Jacky Rosen in 2018 is currently in fourth position with only four percent of the votes.

    Former president Donald Trump endorsed Lombardo this April, praising his past military service as well as his dedication to issues that affect the population.

    “Sheriff Joe Lombardo is running for the office of Governor of Nevada. Great State of Nevada. He is a U.S. Army and Nevada National Guard veteran, Joe joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1988. He has served with honor and protected the citizens of Nevada over the last 34 years.” Trump wrote.

    “As governor, Joe will fiercely Protect our under-attack Second Amendment, Oppose Sanctuary Cities as well as support our law Enforcement and veto any liberal tax increase, defend life and ensure our Elections. Joe Lombardo is the leader Nevada has been looking for and I give him my complete and total endorsement to be the Governor!” he added.

    Trump has opted for Lombardo over the former Dean Heller, blaming his defeat in 2018 on Heller's initial protest against Trump's candidacy in 2016.

    “What happened with Dean Heller is, I tried for him, but my base did not believe him,” Trump declared. “They wouldn't go for him because Dean Heller was really hostile in my race.”

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