The State of the Nevada Endorsement Race

Today is the Nevada Republican caucus. Of the 34 elected and sitting Republican state legislators, 62% of them have endorsed a presidential candidate. Marco Rubio dominates the endorsement race, with 14 to Ted Cruz’s 6 and John Kasich’s 1. This differs from the national race, where Cruz leads narrowly. Rubio’s lead with state legislators echoes his domination of congressional endorsements in Nevada.

Here is how the endorsement race has changed over time. Note Rubio’s acceleration.

Including retired state legislators, the endorsement count looks like this:


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