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Sandoval disappointed with low voter turnout, surprised by Kite's loss

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he was very disappointed by the turnout in Tuesday's primaries.

But he said he's confident it will be significantly better in the fall when the presidential race tops the ballot.

"I was surprised to see Kelly Kite lost," he said, referring to the freshman incumbent's defeat by tea party supporter Jim Wheeler in Douglas County. "Kelly is a good man, but Mr. Wheeler will have my support."

He conceded, in a news conference following the Board of Examiners meeting, that the Republican Party needs to get its act together.

"Everybody is hopeful the Republican Party …

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