The political climate in Las Vegas has changed drastically over time. From being an area dominated by Republicans twenty years ago to now being an emerging Democratic hotbed - it is clear that Nevada has undergone a major transformation. This transformation can be attributed to several factors such as socio-cultural, demographic, economic, and political changes due to immigration and population growth; job growth; and redistricting efforts by Democrats. The increase in support for Joseph Lombardo compared to Adam Laxalt in Clark County totaled more than 14,000 votes - indicating that having a credible Republican from Southern Nevada who ranks high on the electoral roll can bring value to their party.
Additionally, Cortez Masto was ahead of her opponent Mark Sisolak in a new survey by Nevada Independent and OH Predictive Insights - showing that her relationships outside of Las Vegas have helped her gain support from Washoe County and rural areas. The Las Vegas media market is now filled with publicity for elections to House of Representatives as well as three state contests - including secretary of Status. Democrats have been able to capitalize on demographic changes by appealing to workers who come there seeking an attainable path to middle class dreams. Overall, it is clear that Nevada has undergone major changes over time - from being dominated by Republicans twenty years ago to now being an emerging Democratic hotbed.
This transformation can be attributed to several factors such as demographic changes due to immigration and population growth; economic changes due to job growth; and political changes due to redistricting efforts by Democrats. It is important for citizens of Nevada to understand the political climate in order to make informed decisions when voting.