NBC News reports:
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has won the state’s Republican Senate primary, NBC News projects, fending off a late challenge from retired Army Capt. Sam Brown.
Laxalt, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 56 percent of the vote just after 1 a.m. ET, while Brown, whose prospects had risen in recent weeks amid a surge of grassroots support, got 33 percent.
The general election between Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina elected to the Senate, and Laxalt is expected to be one of the most competitive in the U.S. and could determine control of the chamber this fall.
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Trump-backed Adam Laxalt wins GOP Senate primary in Nevada, will face Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. https://t.co/9hrGudanFy
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