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

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Decorated retired Army Capt. Sam Brown defeated his Republican rivals successful Nevada’s Senate primary Tuesday and will look incumbent Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) successful November. 

Brown, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who served successful nan warfare successful Afghanistan, received 56.8% of nan GOP superior vote. 

No different campaigner successful nan crowded GOP section received much than 16.5% support.

Sam BrownBrown secured erstwhile President Donald Trump’s endorsement successful nan title complete nan weekend. Mark Robison/RGJ / USA TODAY NETWORK

Brown’s wide predetermination matchup against Rosen, who has served successful nan precocious enclosure since 2019, is considered 1 of nan astir competitory races of nan 2024 cycle. 

Former President Donald Trump had endorsed Brown connected Sunday successful a Truth Social post.

“Sam Brown is simply a FEARLESS AMERICAN PATRIOT, a Purple Heart Recipient, who has proven he has nan ‘PURE GRIT’ and COURAGE to return connected our Enemies, some Foreign and Domestic,” nan 77-year-old presumptive GOP statesmanlike nominee wrote. 

“Sam has already proven his Love for our Country, being horrifically wounded, and making nan Comeback of a Lifetime,” he added, referencing nan devastating injuries Brown suffered arsenic a consequence of a roadside explosive that astir killed him successful Kandahar successful 2008. 

The detonation scarred his look and burned 30% of nan retired work man’s body. 

Sam BrownBrown was wounded successful combat successful Afghanistan successful 2008. X / @CaptainSamBrown

On nan Democratic side, Rosen easy defeated her superior opponents, winning pinch 92.5% of nan vote. 

The Nevada Senate title could find which statement controls nan precocious enclosure adjacent year, and nan Silver State appears to beryllium leaning reddish successful 2024. 

Polls show Trump starring President Biden by much than 5 points successful Nevada, according to a RealClearPolitics mean of surveys. 

Democrats presently clasp a constrictive 51-49 mostly successful nan Senate. 

Rosen’s matchup against Brown, on pinch Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-Mont.) title against Republican Tim Sheehy and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) title against Republican Bernie Moreno are considered nan GOP’s champion bets to prime up seats successful nan Senate. 

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) narrowly defeated Trump-backed Republican Adam Laxalt successful Nevada’s 2022 Senate race, beating nan state’s erstwhile lawyer wide by little than 1 percent point. 

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