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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson says he’ll run next year for lieutenant governor.

The Republican from Henderson issued a statement Monday citing his work in office helping businesses including rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, and reorganization of the Clark County School District in the Las Vegas area.

He calls himself uniquely qualified to become the state’s No. 2 elected executive.

Roberson didn’t immediately respond Tuesday to voicemail and text messages.

Incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced last week that he won’t seek re-election in 2018.

No Democrats have announced plans for lieutenant governor.

Roberson was elected to the state Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

He lost the Republican primary for Congress last year to Danny Tarkanian, who lost in November to Democrat Jacky Rosen.

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