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Lucy Flores Wins Lieutenant Governor Primary

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Nevada state lawmaker Lucy Flores has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

The two-term assemblywoman from Las Vegas defeated Navy veteran Harley Kulkin in the primary Tuesday night.
 
Flores enjoyed the support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in her bid for lieutenant governor, whose primary job is to oversee tourism in Nevada.
 
In November, Flores is expected to face one of two Republicans from Las Vegas battling in a divisive GOP primary -- state Sen. Mark Hutchison or former U.S. Senate hopeful Sue Lowden.
 
Hutchison had the backing of Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval while the state GOP officially endorsed Lowden.   (AP)

Tuesday night Democrat Lucy Flores officially became the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor. See below for excerpts from Lucy Flores’ primary night speech as prepared for delivery:
 
When I started to have family problems at home, there was no support system for me. My mom left my family when I was 9. My dad was working day and night to keep my family clothed and fed and that left me with no one. I ended up falling in with the wrong crowd, and I did fall through those cracks. And no one noticed that a kid, who had excelled her entire life in school, was all of a sudden failing every single test she took.
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At that time there was nothing to indicate that I would become the first in my family to go to college, be a practicing attorney and certainly not your nominee for Lt. Governor.
 
But I am here. And me standing here tonight is a very clear demonstration of what happens when we invest in each other. 
 
When we invest in our kids. In our education. In job training and retraining programs. It pays off.
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No one’s chance at a bright future should be determined by their zip code.
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Public service isn’t about how much time you’ve spent in office, it’s about how you’ve spent that time. And I’ve spent it bridging gaps and bringing people together to get things done.

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