Nevada - Governor

as of October 15

The Candidates

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Rory Reid

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: July 11, 1962
  • Residence: Henderson, NV

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Brian Sandoval

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: August 5, 1963
  • Residence: Reno, NV

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Previous Results

    Nevada Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Jim Gibbons REP 279,003 47.9%
    Dina Titus DEM 255,684 43.9%
    None Of These Candidates UNA 20,699 3.6%
    Christopher Hansen IND 20,019 3.4%
    Craig Bergland GRE 6,753 1.2%

    U.S. President: Nevada (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 533,736 55.1%
    John McCain REP 412,827 42.7%
    None of These Candidates NO 6,267 0.6%
    Ralph Nader IND 6,150 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 4,263 0.4%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 3,194 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 1,411 0.1%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 15, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 27, 2010

    New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

    Safe-R (was Lean-R)

      Sep 2, 2010

      GOP Has Good Chance Of Holding On To Governor's Seat

      Republicans dodged a bullet here when Jim Gibbons (R), first elected in 2006, lost in the June primary to Brian Sandoval, who quit his post as a lifetime federal judge to run. Gibbons had been on the receiving end of continuous negative coverage following a very ugly public divorce and allegations of marital infidelities. That he insisted on running again frightened many in the party, who feared that a Gibbons victory in the primary would doom their chances in November against Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, the Democratic nominee and son of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

      That fear dissipated when Sandoval easily defeated Gibbons on June 8. But he then hurt his own cause when, in a discussion about the controversial immigration bill passed in Arizona, Sandoval allegedly said his children would not be at risk for being profiled because they "don't look Hispanic." But Sandoval remains ahead in the polls, partly because Reid's father remains unpopular in the state; Republicans delighted in pointing out that his campaign logo, "Rory 2010," omits his last name ... a last name that, for the most part, got him where he is today. -Ken Rudin

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