Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval has been re-elected to a second term in a landslide against little-known Democrat Bob Goodman.


Goodman won the Democratic nomination by finishing second to "none of the above" in the June primary. The 80-year-old Las Vegas businessman raised less than $10,000 for the general election compared to Sandoval's campaign fund totaling more than $3.7 million.


Republicans hope Sandoval's coattails will help carry other GOP candidates to victory, especially Mark Hutchinson in his race against Democrat Lucy Flores for lieutenant governor.


The winner of that race stands to inherit the governor's mansion should Sandoval decide to leave midterm to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2016. (AP)