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    Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown Overcomes Crowded GOP Senate Primary Field, Setting Up Key Nevada Race

    Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown Overcomes Crowded GOP Senate Primary Field, Setting Up Key Nevada Race

    RENO, Nev. — Republican Sam Brown overcame a crowded field of primary opponents to win Nevada's U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

    In a speech to supporters at a Reno watch party, Brown thanked his wife, Amy, their three young children and his parents. He described an America “at a crossroads,” where he said his children “have no voice” and “have no vote” in the country that they will inherit.

    “Your dad is going to do everything he can to make sure that the American Dream that so many of us had an opportunity to take advantage of is there for you,” he said.

    Brown, a retired captain making his second try in two years for the U.S. Senate, emerged from a field of 12 Republicans to challenge Rosen, a first-term moderate in a presidential battleground state and one of the GOP's top targets in 2024. Democrats are defending far more Senate seats than Republicans this year as they look to maintain their narrow Senate majority.

    Brown held a decisive fundraising edge throughout the campaign and received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump on Sunday. His compelling personal story — Brown was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in and spent months in recovery — has been a cornerstone of his campaign.

    Trump's endorsement came as a hit to several…

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