Published Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 | 9 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 | 2:34 a.m.
The big theme: Republicans win big in Nevada and across the nation. The scale and thoroughness of the Republican victories across Nevada have rarely, if ever, been seen before. "We are turning the country red," Rep. Joe Heck told a crowd of supporters tonight.
The early election results in bullet points:
** Republicans have taken control of the U.S. Senate
** Republicans took control of the Nevada Senate and the Assembly
** Republicans won a clean sweep of all six statewide seats. Gov. Brian Sandoval coasted to a second term. Mark Hutchison easily won the lieutenant governor's seat. Barbara Cegavske topped Democrat Kate Marshall for secretary of state. Dan Schwartz won the state treasurer race and Ron Knecht will be the next state controller.
** In the tightest statewide race, Democrat Ross Miller conceded the attorney general's race to Republican Adam Laxalt about 11:30 p.m.
** In the other competitive House race, Rep. Joe Heck won a seat for his third term to represent Las Vegas suburbs such as Boulder City and Henderson. This was once one of the state's most competitive races, as voter registration between parties is actually even. But Democratic candidate Erin Bilbray failed to present a challenge to Heck. "I think this was a very bad year to run," Bilbray said tonight. "It was a very bad year for Democrats. Americans and Nevadans are upset, and the way that they chose to exercise being upset was by not voting."
** The other two Nevada U.S. House members won their races. Rep. Dina Titus, a Las Vegas Democrat, beat Republican challenger Annette Teijeiro despite the Republican wave that is sweeping the rest of the state. And in Northern Nevada, Rep. Mark Amodei was buoyed by Republican turnout to win an already easy re-election bid against Democratic challenger Kristen Spees.
** Joe Lombardo will be the next Clark County sheriff, one of Nevada's most powerful elected positions, beating out the union's favored candidate, Larry Burns.
** The controversial measure to tax businesses to fund public schools is losing badly.
** The measure to remove a cap on mining taxes is too close to call.
** The measure to create a state appeals court is winning.
Election night parties: Nevada Republicans, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, will be at the Red Rock resort in Summerlin and Democrats will be at the MGM. The Sun's Kyle Roerink will be with Republicans and Ana Ley will be with Democrats. Follow them on Twitter for live updates.
As of 2:21 a.m. Weds., Nov. 5, with all election precincts reporting:
Brian Sandoval, Republican, 70.59 percent, 386,535 votes
Bob Goodman, Democrat, 23.88 percent, 130,742 votes
• Lieutenant governor
Mark Hutchison, Republican, 59.48 percent, 324,628 votes
Lucy Flores, Democrat, 33.64 percent, 183,598 votes
• Secretary of state
Barbara Cegavske, Republican, 50.41 percent, 273,872 votes
Kate Marshall, Democrat, 46.14 percent, 250,671 votes
• Attorney general
Adam Laxalt, Republican, 46.21 percent, 251,539 votes
Ross Miller, Democrat, 45.31 percent, 246,671 votes
• Clark County sheriff
Joe Lombardo, 51.17 percent, 154,046 votes
Larry Burns, 48.84 percent, 147,065 votes
• Congressional District 1
Dina Titus, Democrat, 56.84 percent, 45,618 votes
Annette Teijeiro, Republican, 37.88 percent, 30,400 votes
• Congressional District 2
Mark Amodei, Republican, 65.76 percent, 122,575 votes
Kristen Spees, Democrat, 27.91 percent, 52,033 votes
• Congressional District 3
Joe Heck, Republican, 60.76 percent, 88,502 votes
Erin Bilbray, Democrat, 36.12 percent, 52,615 votes
• Congressional District 4
Cresent Hardy, Republican, 48.53 percent, 63,435 votes
Steven Horsford, Democrat, 45.75 percent, 59,800 votes
• Mining tax ballot question
Yes, 49.68 percent, 265,855 votes
No, 50.32 percent, 269,227 votes
• Margin tax ballot question
Yes, 21.25 percent, 115,915 votes
No, 78.75 percent, 429,531 votes
• Clark County Commission District E
Chris Giunchigliani, Democrat, 61.41 percent, 21,639 votes
Joe Thibodeau, Republican, 38.49 percent, 13,596 votes
• Clark County Commission District F
Susan C. Brager, Democrat, 49.76 percent, 24,426 votes
Mitchell T. Tracy, Republican, 44.18 percent, 21,689 votes
• Clark County Commission District G
Mary Beth Scow, Democrat, 50.89 percent, 29,337 votes
Cindy Lake, Republican, 49.11 percent, 28,311 votes
• Clark County district attorney
Steve Wolfson, Democrat, 72.26 percent, 224,920 votes
Raymond James “Jim” Duensing Jr., Libertarian, 27.74 percent, 86,358 votes
• Clark County treasurer
Laura Fitzpatrick, Democrat, 56.21 percent, 181,640 votes
Mike “Doc” Javornicky, Democrat, 43.79 percent, 141,485 votes
• Clark County clerk
Lynn Goya, Democrat, 51.56 percent, 165,064 votes
William Hols, Republican, 48.44, 155,047 votes