Mark Hutchison wins Republican nomination to run as Lt. Governor in Nevada's 2014 General Election. Courtesy: www.hutch4nevada.com
"Congratulations to Mark Hutchison for earning the support of Republicans across Nevada. The race for lieutenant governor was spirited and as we move towards the general election I look forward to campaigning with Mark. Nevada needs a lieutenant governor who will help grow and diversify our economy and build upon the improvements in our education system – that candidate is Mark Hutchison," said Governor Brian Sandoval.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada state Sen. Mark Hutchison has won the Republican primary for lieutenant governor in a divisive contest with ex-state lawmaker and one-time U.S. Senate hopeful Sue Lowden.
Hutchison advances to the November election against Democrat Lucy Flores, a state assemblywoman from Las Vegas who cruised to victory in her primary Tuesday night.
Hutchison, a first-term senator and wealthy lawyer from Las Vegas, had the backing of Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Lowden lost the 2010 GOP primary for the U.S. Senate to tea party conservative Sharron Angle, who went on to lose to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Hutchison's campaign ads attacked Lowden for making contributions to Reid's re-election campaigns in the 1980s.