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November 25, 2014

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Nevada political roundup: NY Times on Nevada; bailout debate

A good Tuesday morning from the Sun's Northern Nevada bureau, where the New York Times focuses this morning on how Washoe County will swing in the presidential election.

(Back in August, the Sun's Michael Mishak had a story about the potentially critical swing county in the swing state.)

The Reno Gazette-Journal notes that Democrats continue to close the gap with Republicans, from 5,000 during the August primary to 3,266.

Also, McCain is expected to stop in Reno next week, reports the RGJ's Anjeanette Damon.

Back in Washington, Congress is debating the $700 billion bailout.

From PBS: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said that while Democrats were pushing back on some issues, they would not fail to act.

"Democrats in the Senate aren't going to drag our feet," Reid said in a speech Monday. "We'll respond with the urgency of action that this situation demands, but after eight years of fiscal dereliction of duty, it's time for accountability."

- Henry Brean of the R-J writes about Speaker Barbara Buckley's kickoff for her tour calling for an overhaul of the state's revenue picture.

- Emily Richmond finds a candidate for the State Board of Education owes the Nevada Education Department more than $500,000.

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