- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - Two-term Republican Assemblyman James Oscarson says he’ll seek re-election in a race that promises to be one of the toughest in the state.

The Nye County lawmaker said Wednesday that he was proud of the work accomplished in this spring’s legislative session and believed his experience and leadership position would give his district a strong representative.

Oscarson was among 13 Assembly Republicans to vote in favor of a $1.1 billion tax package backed by Gov. Brian Sandoval and aimed at funding a slate of education initiatives.

He took perhaps the greatest risk of any lawmaker in doing so because he represents a staunchly conservative district. The Nye County Republican Central Committee drafted a resolution excommunicating him for the vote, and he’s expected to face a primary challenge from the right.

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