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PHOTOS: Election Day hopes and fears come to fruition for political candidates

The Nevada Independent Staff
The Nevada Independent Staff
Election 2018
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There was the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

As long-delayed election results finally poured in late Tuesday night, Democrats reveled in wins up and down the ticket, while Republicans mourned some bruising losses. In some cases, candidates’ facial expressions conveyed more emotion than words could ever capture.

Months of campaigning — built on long hours and time away from family — had come down to this moment. The Nevada Independent’s photographers attended election night events across the state and documented the final chapter of the 2018 midterm elections.

Voters wait in line at the May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Park on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Voters sign in to cast their ballots at the Galleria at Sunset voting center in Henderson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
People celebrate as election results come in during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesar Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Rep. Jacky Rosen gives her victory speech during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Rosen won the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican Dean Heller. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Sen. Dean Heller, center, waits to take the stage at a GOP election night event at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas prior to results being announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Sen. Dean Heller delivers his concession speech at the end of a Nevada Republican Party election night event Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Heller was defeated by Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
Gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak gives his victory speech during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt delivers his concession speech in the gubernatorial race at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Democrat Steve Sisolak, who chairs the Clark County Commission, won the race. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Christian Martinez, center, watches results during a GOP election night event at South Point Hotel and Casino Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
A demonstrator outside the Bruce R. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Reno on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Las Vegas resident Gabriel Mark attends a Nevada Republican Party election night event at South Point Hotel and Casino Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Mark says that he was at the polls with his sign and flag for six hours on Election Day. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian is shown while his wife speaks at a Nevada Republican Party election night event Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Tarkanian gave his concession speech prior to his wife taking the mic. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
Susie Lee gives her victory speech during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Steven Horsford speaks during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. He won the race for Nevada's 4th Congressional District. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
People react after the House is called in favor of Democrats during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Rep. Dina Titus speaks during the Nevada Democratic Party election night event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian embraces wife Amy Tarkanian after delivering a concession speech at the Nevada Republican Party election night event Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Ronda Churchill/The Nevada Independent)
Democrat Rep. Jacky Rosen delivers her victory speech inside Caesars Palace on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, after defeating Republican Dean Heller in the U.S. Senate race. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
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