Two Nevada candidates who cut their teeth on presidential politics and then went out on their own appeared on the primary election ballot.

Bernie Sanders organizer Rick Shepherd’s bid for the northern U.S. House seat ended in the primary. As some had predicted, he and fellow insurgent Vance Alm split the vote against establishment choice and Harry Reid-endorsed Democrat Chip Evans. They held Evans down to a plurality rather than a majority, but he still won.

In Sparks, Clinton campaign worker Denise Lopez fared better. She broke the 50 percent mark in a three-way race and will face Donald Abbott in the general election.