Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nevada senate race

  • 2012 Senate Races: Presidential Election Buffets Fight For Majority

    WASHINGTON -- The party that runs the Senate next year may be decided by how well President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do in toss-up states like Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, where ballots feature parallel Senate races about as tight as the ...

  • Tight Nevada Senate race may hinge on voter turnout for presidential race

    LAS VEGAS - The Senate race in Nevada is coming down to the wire with less than three weeks before the election, and with the balance of power in the Senate potentially on the line the contest is one of the most bitter in the Silver State's history.

  • Updated polls in 10 key U.S. Senate races

    While the White House is the top prize in this election, both parties are also battling for control of the United States Senate. ... Listed below are the top ten U.S. Senate races that will likely decide who controls the legislative chamber next year ...

  • Casinos hedge their bets when it comes to political spending

    Lobbyists' donations to Nevada candidates this cycle have been almost singularly focused on the state Senate race. At last count, Heller's campaign drew about $13,500 from paid Las Vegas casino lobbyists, most of it given in the last quarter of 2011 ...

  • Tight Nevada Senate race despite ethics issues

    It's a powerful argument in a tight race for Senate, in a state that's home to the nation's highest unemployment rate and where 12 percent of the population is over age 65.

  • Brower-Leslie debate: Taxes, education divide Nevada Senate foes

    Like the political battles that define the Nevada Legislature, the last debate for the District 15 state Senate race came down to taxes and education, capped by a last-minute pitch to voters before polls open today. Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno, faced off ...

  • Democrats say fight for Senate control could hinge on women

    One thing's certain: Five closely contested races involving women whom Murray recruited to run - in Massachusetts, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nevada and Hawaii - will go a long way in deciding which party controls the Senate next year. Overall, party ...

  • Battle for control of Congress hinges on handful of key races, GOP faces ...

    Prospects may have improved for Mitt Romney after a strong first debate performance, but election handicappers say Republicans are still looking at an uphill climb to win control of the Senate -- and thus, Congress -- come November. Senate Democrats ...

  • Big cash spent in AZ, PA, MA Senate race reports

    The reports painted a pricey picture in this year's nationwide race for control of the Senate, which hangs on a few tight races including Nevada, North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Republicans are still searching for the four-seat gain ...

  • Women's Group Launches Pay Equity Attack In Nevada (VIDEO)

    The PAC associated with EMILY's List is going on air with an ad in the Nevada Senate race targeting Sen. Dean Heller (R) over his vote agains the Lilly Ledbetter Act while a member of Congress in 2009.

  • Early voting begins Saturday; record number registered to vote in Nevada

    Also in the Senate race is David Lory Vanderbeek of the Independent American Party, a therapist. The Democrats are also featuring women's rights advocate Sandra Fluke in Carson City and Reno.

  • Out-of-state energy flows into battleground Nevada

    The most recent polls show Democratic President Barack Obama leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, by about 15 percentage votes.

  • GOP's problems exposed in Senate struggle

    Republicans fell short of power in 2010 largely because three out-of-the-mainstream candidates -- in Nevada, Delaware and Colorado -- lost states that clearly were winnable if more electable politicians had been on the ballot.

  • Two US House races attract millions in contributions from outside Nevada

    In the 4th Congressional District race between Republican Danny Tarkanian and Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, outside groups led by the National Republican Congressional Committee have spent about $2 million to oppose ...

  • Senate 5: In Mark Mellman Dems trust

    IN MELLMAN THEY TRUST - Two new public polls in the Nevada Senate race today confirm the prevailing narrative: Sen. Dean Heller holds a single-digit lead over Democratic challenger Shelley Berkley.

  • Brower, Leslie debate Friday in Reno for high-profile Nevada state Senate seat

    Republicans need to win four of five contested Senate races to become the majority. Republicans will probably win three of four contested races in Clark County, said Dave Damore, political science professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "So ...

  • UPDATE 1-Massachusetts US Senate hopeful Warren leads fundraising race

    Virginia Senate race also generates large cash haul (Updates with Montana, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Missouri and North Dakota candidates).

  • Joe Biden wraps Nevada campaign swing at Vegas school

    The vice president took to the stage with Nevada candidates including U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, a Democrat locked in a tight Senate race against appointed GOP incumbent Dean Heller, and Nevada Senate Democratic Majority Leader Steven Horsford, the ...

  • GOP Senate Hopes Fade, Even as Romney's Rise, Polls Show

    Republicans have gotten better news in a few Senate races. In Nevada, Senator Dean Heller continues to hold the lead over the Democrat, Representative Shelley Berkley.

  • Senate 5: Millions flood in to Kaine-Allen race

    POLITICO's daily afternoon scorecard of the five biggest developments in the battle for the Senate. A war on two words in Nevada, the most expensive Senate race of the week and Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg get company this weekend. Continue Reading ...

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