Former one-term Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Las Vegas) didn’t seek re-election last year because of sexual harassment accusations. Instead, he opted to attempt a political comeback by running for a district seat on the Las Vegas City Council. On Tuesday, the Kihuen move failed, as he missed qualifying for the runoff election by a mere five votes.
At this point, the Kihuen campaign is unlikely to call for a recount even though the raw vote margin is so slim. But, with just 3,065 total votes cast the fact that Mr. Kihuen, who served in the state Assembly and Senate prior to winning the NV-4 congressional seat, couldn’t manage more than 861 votes is a sign that he would not be successful in winning election to the Council even if a recount changed the results.
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