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Conservative Ranking


Nevada is the 28th most conservative state, voting 0.1% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


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

GOP Trend Ranking


Nevada ranks 45th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    District 2
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Dean Heller is seeking re-election for the first time in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Dean Heller - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Jill Talbot Derby - 2006 Congressional Nominee  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    District 3
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Jon Porter is seeking a 3rd term in 2008.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jon Porter - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Dina Titus - Nevada State Senator  
  • Anna Nevenic
  • Carlo "Tex" Poliak
  • Barry Michaels

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Shelley Berkley (D)-inc vs. Kenneth Wegner (R)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 19, 2008 - Presidential caucus
  • May 16, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • August 12, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 2 GOP, 1 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor GOP
      State Senate - GOP control 11 GOP, 10 DEM
      State House - DEM control 15 GOP, 27 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Jim Gibbons (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Brian Krolicki (R) - 2nd term, tied to Governor
  • 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) - 5th term
  • House District 2:  Dean Heller (R) - 1st term
  • House District 3:  Jon Porter (R) - 2nd term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


  •  
      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Weak GOP -- Weak GOP --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Strong GOP
    Class 3 -- -- Solid DEM --

    Governor -- Solid GOP -- Weak GOP

    House 4 GOP - 2 DEM 6 GOP - 2 DEM 6 GOP - 2 DEM 4 GOP - 4 DEM
    CD-1 Mod DEM Mod DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-2 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Mod GOP
    CD-3 NA Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak GOP

    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
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
    Projected Winner
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    No race
    Governor
    No race
    House District 2
    Dean Heller
    vs
    Jill Talbot Derby
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Jon Porter
    vs
    Dina Titus
    Projected Winner
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