Republican sheriff rakes in $3.1 million for Nevada governor’s race

by Laura Ramirez

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, one of nine GOP candidates attempting to oust Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak, smashed fundraising records in Nevada after raising a whopping $3.1 million.

“I’m truly honored by the tremendous show of support my campaign has received so far,” Lombardo said. “For far too long, Steve Sisolak and Nevada’s radical, single-party state rule have failed us, and I think these numbers clearly reflect that Nevadans are ready for something new.”

Lombardo’s fundraising has set the record for a non-election year after raising $3.1 million since the launch of his gubernatorial bid last June. His campaign has successfully outraised all Democrat and Republican candidates, as well as any incumbent or challenge in the Silver State’s history.

“To every Nevadan who is desperate for safer streets, better schools, and a stronger economy: Hold on, help is on the way,” Lombardo continued. “My campaign is just getting started, and we’re on the way to deliver true leadership in 2022. Together, this will be the year we take back our state!”

The GOP has grown hopeful of a Republican victory in the state after the Cook Political Report shifted the gubernatorial race from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up” this month.

The Cook Political Report shifts Nevada’s gubernatorial race from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up.”

Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak is currently tied with Lombardo, with 44.9 percent to 44.4 percent, respectively, according to a poll.

Nevada’s support for Biden has also plummeted nine points from 50 percent in January to 41 percent in October 2021. Similarly, the majority of Nevada residents, 52 percent, disapprove of Biden after allegedly winning the state by two percentage points over President Trump in 2020.

Nevada Republicans anticipate another GOP victory following Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial win in Virginia against former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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