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Nevada's 4th congressional district

Nevada's 4th congressional district is a congressional district that was created as a result of the 2010 United States Census.[4] Located in the central portion of the state, it includes most of northern Clark County, southern Lyon County and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties.

Nevada's 4th congressional district
Nevada US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Nevada's 4th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Steven Horsford
DLas Vegas
Population (2016 est.)724,040
Median income$59,714[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+3[3]

Although the district appears rural, over 80% of the district's population lives in the heavily Democratic northern portion of Clark County. As a result, the district leans Democratic at the presidential level.

The district has flipped between Democratic and Republican representation since it was created. Democrat Steven Horsford won the election for this seat in the 2012 House elections. He was seated for the 113th U.S. Congress in 2013 as the district's first congressman, serving just one term before he was defeated by Republican Cresent Hardy in November 2014. In turn, Hardy lost to Democrat Ruben Kihuen in 2016. Kihuen did not run for reelection in 2018, and the seat was won by Horsford in a rematch against Hardy.

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Presidential votingEdit

Election results from presidential races:[5]

Year Office Result
2012 President Obama 54% – Romney 44%
2016 President Clinton 50% – Trump 45%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 2013
 
Steven Horsford
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Las Vegas Elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
 
Cresent Hardy
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2017
114th Mesquite Elected in 2014.
Lost re-election.
 
Ruben Kihuen
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
115th Las Vegas Elected in 2016.
Retired.[6]
 
Steven Horsford
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Las Vegas Elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

2012201420162018

2012Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven Horsford 120,501 50.11%
Republican Danny Tarkanian 101,261 42.11%
Independent American Floyd Fitzgibbons 9,389 3.90%
Libertarian Michael Haines 9,341 3.88%
Total votes 240,492 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

2014Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cresent Hardy 63,466 48.53%
Democratic Steven Horsford (incumbent) 59,844 45.76%
Libertarian Steve Brown 4,119 3.15%
Independent American Russell Best 3,352 2.56%
Total votes 130,781 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

2016Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Kihuen 128,985 48.52%
Republican Cresent Hardy (incumbent) 118,328 44.51%
Libertarian Steve Brown 10,206 3.84%
Independent American Mike Little 8,327 3.13%
Total votes 265,846 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

2018Edit

Nevada's 4th Congressional District, 2018[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steven Horsford 121,936 51.93% +3.41%
Republican Cresent Hardy 102,740 43.75% -0.76%
Independent American Warren Markowitz 3,180 1.35% -1.78%
Independent Rodney Smith 2,731 1.16% N/A
Libertarian Greg Luckner 2,213 0.94% -2.90%
Independent Dean McGonigle 2,031 0.86% N/A
Margin of victory 19,196 8.18% +4.17%
Total votes 234,831 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=32&cd=04
  2. ^ a b https://www.census.gov/mycd
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
  6. ^ Viebeck, Elise (December 16, 2017). "Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations". Washington Post. Washington DC. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2012". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2014". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2016". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Silver State 2018 Election Night Results | U.S. House of Representatives". Nevada Secretary of State. November 14, 2018.

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