Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 | 4 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 | 12:34 a.m.
Democrat Steven Horsford beat Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian in the 4th Congressional District, becoming the first black congressman to represent Nevada. Incumbent Rep. Joe Heck, R-Las Vegas, also cruised to re-election, defeating Democrat John Oceguera for a second term. With former Rep. Dina Titus handily winning her congressional seat and Republican Rep. Mark Amodei cruising to re-election, Nevada’s four seats in the House of Representatives will be split between Democrats and Republicans. Horsford, the state Senate Majority Leader, bested Tarkanian 50 percent to 42 percent. “My roots are in this district,” Horsford said in his victory speech. “My life story ...
Reporter Tovin Lapan and Karoun Demirjian contributed to this report.