- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Establishment-backed Cresent Hardy has won the Republican primary for the 4th Congressional District against tea party strategist Niger Innis.

The two-term state assemblyman from Mesquite and fifth-generation Nevadan will face off against incumbent Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford.

The large and diverse district includes urban North Las Vegas as well as vast stretches of rural Nevada. It leans Democratic.

Innis and Hardy had raised nearly identical amounts of money ahead of Tuesday’s contest, and had tried to bolster their conservative credentials during four debates.

Horsford is the state’s first African-American congressman. He topped two little-known opponents in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

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