Republicans swept all six statewide offices — governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, controller and attorney general. They gained control of the state senate and the assembly. According to Nevada political reporter Ray Hagar, this will be the first time since 1929 that Nevada has had a GOP governor as well as control of both chambers of the legislature.
At the same time, Republicans won three of the state’s four House seats — including a stunning upset by Cresent Hardy to unseat Democratic incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford.
The Republican gains in the state not only mean a major power shift in the state, they also mean there will be more potential credible challengers for the party to put against Reid.