In the News: Congressional District 4 Race

(Annie Black) – Here are excerpts from Sean Golonka’s article this week on Nevada’s 4th Congressional District race that was published by the Nevada Independent on May 20th…

“While Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) serves his constituents in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District out of an office in heavily Democratic North Las Vegas, his top Republican opponents are spreading throughout the state, trekking through Alamo and Pioche to meet the district’s rural voters.

“Even after redistricting boosted the district’s Democratic lean, the battle for District 4, where candidates seek to represent a wide-ranging, diverse group of voters stretching across seven counties, could prove an important measure of the depth of a potential red wave this election year. …

“(I)n District 4 — where incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) faces his share of personal challenges and economic headwinds — political conditions could be enough to flip the district red for the second time in its nearly 12-year long history. …

“The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is backing Mesquite-based Assemblywoman Annie Black, who faces just two other opponents in the June primary — veteran and insurance firm owner Sam Peters, who finished second in the district’s 2020 Republican primary, and Chance Bonaventura, chief of staff to Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore. …

“Black has served in office for more than three years, winning a Mesquite city council seat in 2018 and a seat in the Assembly in 2020.

“As a freshman Republican lawmaker in the Democrat-controlled Legislature, she had zero bills passed and rarely crossed party lines. But she made headlines for flouting COVID-19 rules in the Legislature and was censured by Democratic state lawmakers for not wearing a mask.

“(S)he has embraced the Trump wing of the Republican party, and she even attended the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in support of Trump at the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, 2021. Black said she did not participate in the riot that followed, which saw the former president’s supporters storm the Capitol building. …

“She has also made up serious ground in the primary’s fundraising battle since launching her campaign in early January — about a year after Peters launched his campaign and began fundraising. Though Peters has outraised Black nearly two-to-one for the cycle as a whole, the assemblywoman brought in $200,000 more during the first quarter of this year and entered April with $90,000 more in cash on hand.

“In her newsletter, Black criticized Peters for his political inexperience, while touting her own ranking as the state’s most conservative lawmaker based on ratings from the Nevada Policy Research Institute.

“Frankly, while Sam’s a nice enough guy who says all the right conservative things, he’s still a bit wet behind the ears politically. And this is no time for someone needing on-the-job-training,” she wrote. “If you vote for Sam, you’re rolling the dice. Because talk is cheap.”


“The left has more ways to cheat and steal this election than Kellogg’s has corn flakes. They have no interest in shoring up voting integrity and will pull all stops to win, legal or not. Best of luck to you, Annie. I believe Mesquite is firmly in your corner.” – Frank Sempolski

“I’m so glad to get your AnnieGram before I voted. I just changed my ballot to vote for you. Please keep the updates coming.  Good Luck!” – Dona Hoesly


“Elon Musk says he will be voting Republican for the first time in his life the next time he votes.  Elon is not alone. It’s nearly impossible to stand by and vote for today’s radical Democrat Party.  Welcome, Elon!” – Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)

Annie Black is the Nevada State Assemblywoman representing District 19 and Republican candidate for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District.  You can get more information and subscribe to her AnnieGram newsletter by visiting