Afghanistan war vet Sam Brown secures Republican nomination in Nevada Senate primary  

Decorated retired Army Capt. Sam Brown defeated his Republican rivals in Nevada’s Senate main Tuesday and can face incumbent Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) in November. 

Brown, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who served in the war in Afghanistan, acquired 56.8% of the GOP main vote. 

No different candidate in the crowded GOP area acquired greater than 16.5% help.

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Brown secured former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race over the weekend. Mark Robison/RGJ / USA TODAY NETWORK

Brown’s basic election matchup towards Rosen, who has served in the higher chamber since 2019, is taken into account one of the vital aggressive races of the 2024 cycle. 

Former President Donald Trump had endorsed Brown on Sunday in a Truth Social publish.

“Sam Brown is a FEARLESS AMERICAN PATRIOT, a Purple Heart Recipient, who has proven he has the ‘PURE GRIT’ and COURAGE to take on our Enemies, both Foreign and Domestic,” the 77-year-old presumptive GOP presidential nominee wrote. 

“Sam has already proven his Love for our Country, being horrifically wounded, and making the Comeback of a Lifetime,” he added, referencing the devastating accidents Brown suffered on account of a roadside bomb that just about killed him in Kandahar in 2008. 

The explosion scarred his face and burned 30% of the retired service man’s physique. 

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Brown was wounded in fight in Afghanistan in 2008. X / @CaptainSamBrown

On the Democratic aspect, Rosen simply defeated her main opponents, profitable with 92.5% of the vote. 

The Nevada Senate race might decide which get together controls the higher chamber subsequent yr, and the Silver State seems to be leaning purple in 2024. 

Polls present Trump main President Biden by greater than 5 factors in Nevada, based on a RealClearPolitics common of surveys. 

Democrats presently maintain a slender 51-49 majority in the Senate. 

Rosen’s matchup towards Brown, together with Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-Mont.) race towards Republican Tim Sheehy and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) contest towards Republican Bernie Moreno are thought of the GOP’s greatest bets to choose up seats in the Senate. 

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) narrowly defeated Trump-backed Republican Adam Laxalt in Nevada’s 2022 Senate race, beating the state’s former lawyer basic by lower than 1 proportion level. 

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