Results: Democratic Rep. Dina Titus defeats Republican Mark Robertson in Nevada Congressional District 1 election

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  • Rep. Dina Titus defeated Republican Mark Robertson in Nevada’s 1st congressional district.

  • The 1st district is located in Clark County and covers many of the suburbs of Las Vegas.

  • The once deeply-democratic district was made competitive through reclassification.

Dina Titus, a former Democratic Representative, won another reelection bid against Republican Mark Robertson in Nevada’s 1st congressional district.

Polling stations closed in the state at 7 p.m. local time or 10 p.m. EST.

2022 General inclusions

Nevada’s 1st Congressional District Candidates

Titus is serving her sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 72-year-old congresswoman is a staunch Democrat and votes in line with President Joe Biden’s position 100% of the time. In the wake of the 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, which killed 58 people and injured more than 500, Titus called for tougher anti-gun laws.

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She introduced legislation that would tightly regulate bump stocks, an attachment that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire at the speed of a machine gun. Last September, on the anniversary of the shooting, Titus introduced the Closing The Bump Stock Loophole Act, which the House passed by a vote of 233-194.

The Las Vegas Democrat was first elected in 2008 to represent Nevada’s 3rd congressional district, but was defeated two years later by Republican and former state senator Joe Heck by less than 2,000 votes. In 2013, Titus returned to Congress after winning in the 1st Congressional District.

Before her election to Congress, Titus served in the Nevada Senate and was its minority leader from 1993 to 2009. She also taught US and Nevada government from 1979 to 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she received the status of professor emeritus has.

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Ahead of the November 2022 general election, she defeated her opponent, Bernie Sanders-backed Amy Vilela, in a Democratic primary by a margin of 65 points.

Born in Orange, California, Robertson served in the United States military for more than 30 years and received accolades for his service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and seven other countries. In his last assignment, he was a senior adviser to the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Robertson also used to teach at UNLV – the retired colonel taught military science.

Robertson won the Republican nomination under a crowded slate of GOP candidates, eventually beating seven other contenders.

Voting History for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District

Once in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada’s 1st congressional district now encompasses more of Clark County.

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President Joe Biden had a 25 percentage point victory margin below the district’s previous boundaries in 2020 before being redrawn to include more suburban areas in reclassification after the 2020 census, making it less democratic.

the money race

According to OpenSecrets, on Oct. 19, Titus raised $3 million, spent $2.5 million and had $871,042 in cash on hand. Her opponent, Robertson, raised $1.1 million, spent $928,728 and still had $188,547 in cash October 19.

Until early November, super PACs, national party committees and other non-candidate groups had collectively spent nearly $16.9 million to argue for or against the candidates.

What experts say

The race between Titus and Robertson was rated “tilting democratic” by Inside Elections, a “toss-up” by The Cook Political Report, and “leans Democratic” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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