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Nevada GOP Assembly Leader Pat Hickey Wins Primary

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Nevada Assemblyman Pat Hickey has turned back a party challenge from the conservative right in the Republican primary.
The Reno lawmaker seeking a third consecutive term was challenged by Rick Fineberg, a retired lawyer who described himself as a constitutional conservative.
Hickey, a painting contractor by trade, also served one term in the Assembly in 1997.
He was targeted by conservative members of his party in part over a school maintenance tax bill that was shuttled by state lawmakers to the Washoe County School Board for enactment.

Some conservatives called the move an unconstitutional ploy to circumvent a state law requiring a two-thirds majority to pass tax increases. It eventually died at the county level.
Hickey will face nonpartisan candidate Niklas Putnam in the District 25 general election in November. (AP)

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