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Playing Trump’s GOP base, combat veteran wins Nevada House primary

A decorated Air Force veteran who has won support from the Trump wing of the Republican Party will face a Democratic incumbent in a race for Congress in Nevada.

Republican candidate Sam Peters won a three-way primary in Nevada’s Fourth District. The seat has been held by Steven Horsford, a Democrat, for the past two terms as well as a single term a decade ago.

Mr. Peters, 47, beat Annie Black, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Ms Black is a congresswoman who attended the January 6, 2021 rally for Mr Trump in Washington and was censured by state lawmakers for refusing to wear a mask. Chance Bonaventura, a Republican campaign operative who serves as chief of staff to a Las Vegas city councilwoman, finished third in Tuesday’s primary.

Since the Fourth District was created a decade ago, Republicans have won the seat only once, holding it for a single term. The party is looking to capitalize on President Biden’s dwindling endorsement numbers and the continued focus on the personal issues of Mr Horsford, who has admitted to having an extramarital affair.

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