2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada

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All four Nevada seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 1 3
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 508,113 498,104
Percentage 47.11% 46.19%
Swing Increase8.41% Decrease9.94%

United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2016 results by district.svg

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Nevada, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries took place on June 14.

District 1[edit]

Nevada's 1st congressional district occupies the southeastern half of Nevada's largest city, Las Vegas, as well as parts of North Las Vegas and parts of unincorporated Clark County. The incumbent was Democrat Dina Titus, who has represented the 1st district since she won election in 2012.[1] With incumbent Democratic Senator Harry Reid not running for reelection, Titus was considering running for Senate.[1] However, she decided to run for re-election.[2]

Mary Perry, an attorney who ran for District Court Judge in 2014, was selected as the Republican nominee.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus (incumbent) 15,556 82.4
Democratic Jose Solorio 1,775 9.40
Democratic Patrick Boylan 1,554 8.2
Total votes 18,885 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Perry 2,588 25.0
Republican Stephanie Carlisle 2,563 24.8
Republican Fred Horne 1,911 18.5
Republican Jeff Miller 1,459 14.1
Republican Gary Johnston 1,144 11.1
Republican Louis Baker 668 6.5
Total votes 10,333 100.0

General election[edit]

Nevada's 1st congressional district, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus (incumbent) 116,537 61.9
Republican Mary Perry 54,174 28.8
Independent Reuben D'Silva 13,897 7.3
Independent American Kamau Bakari 3,744 2.0
Total votes 188,352 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Nevada's 2nd congressional district includes the northern third of the state. It includes most of Douglas and Lyon counties, all of Churchill, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Pershing and Washoe counties, as well as the state capital, Carson City. The largest city in the district is Reno, the state's second largest city. Although the district appears rural, its politics are dominated by Reno and Carson City, which combined cast over 85 percent of the district's vote. The incumbent is Republican Mark Amodei, who has represented the 2nd district since September 2011 following a special election upon the appointment of Dean Heller to the Senate.

Amodei was mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate, but denied having any interest.[6][7] In May 2015 Amodei reiterated his commitment to running for re-election.[8]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic H.D. Evans 11,333 45.1
Democratic Rick Shepherd 8,983 35.8
Democratic Vance Alm 4,803 19.1
Total votes 25,119 100.0

General election[edit]

Nevada's 2nd congressional district, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Amodei (incumbent) 182,676 58.3
Democratic H.D. Evans 115,722 36.9
Independent American John H. Everhart 8,693 2.8
Independent Drew Knight 6,245 2.0
Total votes 313,336 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd congressional district occupies the area south of Las Vegas, including Henderson, and most of unincorporated Clark County. The district was initially created after the 2000 census. The incumbent is Republican Joe Heck, who has represented the 3rd district since January 2011. Heck did not seek re-election to the U.S. House, instead running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid.[1][9]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
  • Bob Beers, Las Vegas City Councilman, former State Senator and candidate for Governor in 2006[18][19]
  • Joe Heck, incumbent U.S. Representative (running for U.S. Senate)

Endorsements[edit]

Michael Roberson

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Tarkanian 9,002 32.0
Republican Michael Roberson 6,759 24.0
Republican Michele Fiore 5,124 18.2
Republican Andrew Matthews 3,975 14.1
Republican Kerry Bowers 1,569 5.6
Republican Annette Teijeiro 1,336 4.8
Republican Sami Khal 381 1.3
Total votes 28,146 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Barry Michaels, businessman, ex-felon, Democratic candidate in 2006, 2008, and 2012 and Independent candidate in 2010[20]
  • Jacky Rosen, synagogue president
  • Jesse Sbaih, attorney
  • Steven Mitchell Schiffman, attorney
  • Alex Channing Singer
  • Neil M. Waite
Declined

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jacky Rosen 14,221 62.2
Democratic Jesse Sbaih 2,928 12.8
Democratic Barry Michaels 2,219 9.7
Democratic Steven Schiffman 1,237 5.4
Democratic Alex Singer 1,208 5.3
Democratic Neil Waite 1,055 4.6
Total votes 22,868 100.0

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Danny
Tarkanian (R)
Jacky
Rosen (D)
Other Undecided
The Tarrance Group (R) August 8–11, 2016 412 ± 5.0% 46% 34%
The Tarrance Group (R-NRCC) September 27–29, 2016 400 ± 5.0% 42% 37% 6%

Results[edit]

Nevada's 3rd congressional district, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jacky Rosen 146,869 47.2
Republican Danny Tarkanian 142,926 46.0
Independent American Warren Markowitz 11,602 3.7
Independent David Goossen 9,566 3.1
Total votes 310,963 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 4[edit]

The 4th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[30] Located in the central portion of the state, it includes most of northern Clark County, parts of Douglas and Lyon counties, and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties. More than four-fifths of the district's population lives in Clark County.

In 2014, Republican Cresent Hardy defeated the Democratic incumbent Representative, Steven Horsford. After the election, Horsford indicated that he might run against Hardy in 2016, but later declined.[31]

Potential Democratic candidates who were named in the local media included State Senator Kelvin Atkinson; Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow; former State Assemblywoman and 2014 nominee for Lieutenant Governor Lucy Flores; State Senator Ruben Kihuen; North Las Vegas Mayor and former state legislator John Jay Lee; Susie Lee, the president of Communities in Schools of Nevada; and, State Senator Pat Spearman. Former Representative Shelley Berkley, who represented the 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2013 and unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in 2012, has declined a run for the seat.[31]

Kihuen became the first Democrat to announce his campaign for the seat in March 2015.[32] Flores entered the race in April.[33]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cresent Hardy 18,610 76.79%
Republican Mike Monroe 4,336 17.89%
Republican Wayne Villines 1,290 5.32%
Total votes 24,236 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrawn
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Lucy Flores
U.S. Senators
Ruben Kihuen
U.S. Senators
Unions

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Kihuen 12,221 39.9
Democratic Lucy Flores 7,854 25.7
Democratic Susie Lee 6,407 21.0
Democratic Morse Arberry 1,902 6.2
Democratic Rodney Smith 869 2.8
Democratic Mike Schaefer 773 2.5
Democratic Dan Rolle 336 1.1
Democratic Brandon Casutt 240 0.8
Total votes 30,602 100.0

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Cresent
Hardy (R)
Ruben
Kihuen (D)
Undecided
Harper Polling (R-NRCC) July 6–7, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 38% 36% 15%

Results[edit]

Nevada's 4th congressional district, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Kihuen 128,985 48.6
Republican Cresent Hardy (incumbent) 118,328 44.5
Libertarian Steve Brown 10,206 3.8
Independent American Mike Little 8,327 3.1
Total votes 265,846 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

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