Sam Peters wins Republican primary in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District

Sam Peters defeated Annie Black and Chance Bonaventura in the June 14 Republican primary for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. Peters will face incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford (D) in the general election. The Democratic primary was canceled since Horsford was the only candidate to file in the race.

Inside Elections and Sabato’s Crystal Ball rated the general election as Lean Democratic, and The Cook Political Report viewed the race as a Toss-up. According to FiveThirtyEight, Nevada’s 4th had a D+5 partisan lean after the 2020 redistricting cycle, while the old district had an R+1 lean. A partisan lean indicates the difference between how a state or district votes and how the country votes overall.

Black and Peters led the Republican primary field in fundraising, media coverage, and endorsements, including an endorsement for both candidates from the Nevada Republican Party.

Peters is a U.S. Air Force veteran and owned a risk management firm. In 2020, Peters ran in the Republican primary for U.S. House in Nevada’s 4th and was defeated 35% to 28% by Jim Marchant (R). A Peters campaign ad said Peters “is running for Congress to finish President Trump’s wall, stop illegal immigration, defend our rights, and take on the socialists.” Two members of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus, Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and former Nevada Governor Robert List (R) endorsed Peters.

Black is a real estate agent and business owner. She served on the Mesquite City Council from 2018 to 2020, and was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2020 to represent Assembly District 19. Black’s campaign website said “Biden-Horsford economic policies are destroying our state and bankrupting Nevadans. I’m running for Congress to get our economy going again.” Two members of the U.S. House, Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), endorsed Black and the National Republican Congressional Committee selected Black as an On the Radar candidate.