CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Battle for control of the Nevada Senate comes into clearer focus in Tuesday’s primary when voters head to the polls to narrow the field of candidates in an election that will also test the influence of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
Several incumbent lawmakers, most notably the minority leaders in the Senate and Assembly, are being targeted by conservative challengers in contests that pit grass roots idealists against the so-called establishment.
Democrats hold a thin 11-10 majority in the upper chamber and want to hold if not add to their advantage, while Republicans are hoping to regain the upper hand they lost in 2008. Nine seats are in play this election cycle for control of the Nevada Senate, with six primary contests — four Republican, two Democratic.
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