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NEVADA

nevadaPopulation: 2,890,845 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 18, 2016.

Primary: June 14, 2016.

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Nevada (D+2) is a rapidly growing state with an increasing share of Hispanics. Obama won fairly big here, but the state is still considered a swing state. It is 59% White, 8% Black, 22% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

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Electors: 6. Nevada has picked the winner in all Presidential elections since 1912, except from 1976.

Sena­tors: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Republican.

Dean Heller. (Pic: Congress)

Dean Heller. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Dean Heller (R)
Committees: Banking, Commerce, Finance, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dean Heller

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16. 2016:
Businessman and SOS Dean Heller (b.1960) was first elected to the House in 2006. He was appointed to the Senate in 2011 and won a very narrow victory, with a razor thin margin and 46% in his first election in 2012.

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Harry Reid. (Pic: Congress)

Harry Reid. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Harry Reid (D)
Committees: None.

Democratic nomineeCatherine Cortez Masto
Republican nomineeJoe Heck

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, June 19, 2016:
Lawyer Harry Reid (b.1939) served two terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate in 1986. He has been the leader of the Democratic caucus since 2005. Reid was re-elected with just over 50% against a very weak Republican in 2010 but is not seeking re-election. The nominations went to Congressman Joe Heck for the GOP and former AG Catherine Cortez Masto for the Dems.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives; 1 Democrat, 3 Republicans.

Dina Titus. (Pic: Congress)

Dina Titus. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Dina Titus (D)
Committees: Transportation, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Dina Titus
Republican nominee: Mary Perry

Rating, May 16, 2016: Safe
Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+14) contains most of Las Vegas City and is 42% White, 10% Black, 37% Hispanic and 9% Asian. State Senator and Professor Dina Titus (b.1950) had one term in the 3rd district after having beaten an incumbent Republican in 2008. She lost to Joe Heck in 2010, but won this open seat in 2012. Titus took 57% in 2014. The GOP nominated lawyer Mary Perry.

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Mark Amodei. (Pic: Congress)

Mark Amodei. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Mark Amodei (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nomineeChip Evans
Republican nominee: Mark Amodei

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, June 19, 2016:
The district (R+5) covers the northernmost areas of the state, including Reno and Carson City. It is 74% White and 17% Hispanic. Since it was established in 1982, the seat has never voted for a Democrat. Lawyer and State Senator Mark Amodei (b.1958) was first elected in a special election in 2011 and took 66% in 2014. The Dems are running  management consultant and activist Chip Evans.

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Joe Heck. (Pic: Congress)

Joe Heck. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Joe Heck (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Education, intelligence.

Democratic nomineeJackie Rosen
Republican nomineeDanny Tarkanian

Rating, June 19, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, June 19, 2016:
The district (R+0) was drawn as a swing seat and contains the southern areas of the state, including Las Vegas suburbs. It is 64% White, 14% Hispanic and 13% Asian. Physician, veteran and State Senator Joe Heck (b.1961) was first elected in 2010, beating an incumbent Democrat. He took 61% in 2014, but is running for the Senate this year. The GOP nominated lawyer and banker Danny Tarkanian, who has lost several races before and is a somewhat scandal.ridden candidate. The Democrats nominated businesswoman and synagogue leader Jackie Rosen.

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Cresent Hardy. (Pic: Congress)

Cresent Hardy. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Cresent Hardy (R)
Committees: Natural Resources, Small Business, Transportation.

Democratic nomineeRuben Kihuen
Republican nomineeCresent Hardy

Rating, June 19, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, June 19, 2016:
The district (D+4) covers central parts, including northern Las Vegas suburbs. It is 55% White, 13% Black and 23% Hispanic. Businessman and State Representative Cresent Hardy (b.1957) beat a Democratic incumbent with 49% and a razor thin margin in 2014. The Democrats nominated State Senator Ruben Kihuen.

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STATE LEVEL

Brian Sandoval. (Pic: State of NV)

Brian Sandoval. (Pic: State of NV)

Governor: Brian Sand­oval (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
State AG and Federal judge Brian Sand­oval (b.1963) was first elected in 2010 and took 71% in 2014. He is term limited in 2018.

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Mark Hutchison. (Pic: State of NV)

Mark Hutchison. (Pic: State of NV)

Lieutenant Governor: Mark Hutchison (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeMark Hutchison

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately. State Senator and lawyer Mark Hutchison (b.1963) took 59% in 2014.

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Barbara Cegavske. (Pic: State of NV)

Barbara Cegavske. (Pic: State of NV)

Secretary of State: Barbara Cegavske (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeBarbara Cegavske

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businesswoman and State Senator Barbara Cegavske (b.1951) took just over 50% in 2014.

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Dan Schwartz. (Pic: State of NV)

Dan Schwartz. (Pic: State of NV)

Treasurer­: Dan Schwartz (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeDan Schwartz

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman, investor and lawyer Dan Schwartz took 51% in 2014.

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Ron Knecht. (Pic: State of NV)

Ron Knecht. (Pic: State of NV)

Con­troller: Ron Knecht (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeRon Knecht

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman and lawyer Ron Knecht (b.1949) took 53% in 2014.

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Adam Laxalt. (Pic: State of NV)

Adam Laxalt. (Pic: State of NV)

Attorney General­: Adam Laxalt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeAdam Laxalt

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Lawyer Adam Laxalt (b.1978), who is the grandson of a former US Senator, took 46% and won with a razor thin margin in 2014.

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State Senate: 21 (10D / 11R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 42 (15D / 27R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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