Clark County Sheriff and Republican candidate for Nevada governor Joe Lombardo speaks at an election night party Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
UPDATED 11:45 AM PT – Thursday, June 16, 2022
A new poll showed Trump-endorsed Nevada gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo (R) , held a slight lead over Democrat incumbent Steve Sisolak (Nev.).
In the “Club for Growth” survey of likely voters released Wednesday, Lombardo received 48 percent of respondents support, while Sisolak garnered 47 percent. The Nevada Republican has been campaigning on a platform centered around US jobs and the economy. He accused his opponent of refusing to find a bipartisan solution to curb inflation.
Lombardo, who is the current Sheriff of Clark County and received former president Trump’s endorsement in April, won the GOP nomination on Tuesday. In a speech on election night, he said the win was not just about him.
“Tonight is just a victory for a campaign,” he voiced. “Tonight is a win for Nevada to cross the state. It’s a win for parents and their children’s education. It’s a win for safer communities and it’s a win for small business owners.”