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Nevada  
 
General Information

Election Timeline


  • March 12, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 8, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Nevada is the 18th least conservative state, voting 5.23% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Nevada is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Nevada ranks 44th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Harry Reid seeks a 5th term in 2010.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Sharron Angle - Former Nevada State Assemblywoman  
  • Sue Lowden - Nevada State GOP Party Chairwoman
  • Danny Tarkanian
  • Gary Bernstein
  • John Chachas
  • Chad Christensen
  • Rex Garn Mabey, Jr.
  • Gary Marinch
  • Brian Nadall
  • Cecilia Stern
  • Bill Parson
  • Terry Suominen
  • DEM Candidates

  • Harry Reid - Incumbent  
  • Alex Miller
  • Carlo Poliak
  • Edward Hamilton
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    OPEN SEAT:  Republican incumbent Jim Gibbons sought a second term in 2010.  He was defeated in the GOP primary.

    GOP Candidates

  • Brian Sandoval - Former Nevada State Attorney General  
  • Jim Gibbons - Incumbent
  • Michael Montandon - Former North Las Vegas Mayor
  • Stan Lusak
  • Tony Atwood
  • DEM Candidates

  • Rory Reid - Clark County Commissioner  
  • Fred Conquest
  • Party nominee -

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    Competitive House Races

    District 3 (map)
    Incumbent:  Democratic incumbent Dina Titus seeks a second term in 2010.  She faced minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Joseph Heck - Former Nevada State Senator  
  • Edward Bridges, II
  • Brad Lord-Leutwyler
  • Stephen Patrick Nohrden
  • DEM Candidates

  • Dina Titus - Incumbent  
  • John Martin Beard, Jr.
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Shelley Berkley (D)-inc vs. Kenneth Wegner (R)
  • District 2:  Dean Heller (R)-inc vs. Nancy Price (D)
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    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 1 GOP, 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor GOP
      State Senate - DEM control 9 GOP, 12 DEM
      State House - DEM control 14 GOP, 28 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Jim Gibbons (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010 (defeated in primary)
  • Lt. Governor:  Brian Krolicki (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Harry Reid (D) - 4th term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  John Ensign (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • House District 1:  Shelley Berkley (D) - 6th term
  • House District 2:  Dean Heller (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 3:  Dina Titus (D) - 1st term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Weak R -- Weak R -- Strong D

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid R -- -- Strong R --
    Class 3 -- -- Solid D -- --

    Governor -- Solid R -- Weak R --

    House 1 GOP
    1 DEM
    2 GOP
    1 DEM
    2 GOP
    1 DEM
    2 GOP
    1 DEM
    1 GOP
    2 DEM
    CD-1 Mod D Mod D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-2 Solid R Solid R Solid R Mod R Strong R
    CD-3 NA Solid R Solid R Weak R Mod D

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Nevada Race Tracking
    Senate
    Harry Reid - inc
    vs
    Sharron Angle
    Projected Winner
    Governor (open)
    Brian Sandoval
    vs
    Rory Reid
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Dina Titus - inc
    vs
    Joseph Heck
    Projected Winner
    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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