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Sandoval sets September date for special election to replace Dean Heller

Updated Friday, April 29, 2011 | 4:20 p.m.

CARSON CITY – The special election to replace Rep. Dean Heller in his Northern Nevada congressional district will be Sept. 13.

Secretary of State Ross Miller will hold a press conference Monday to reveal details about the election. Miller, the state’s chief election officer, will announce whether it will be a wide-open election where all candidates will be on the ballot or whether political parties will nominate their choice to run for the seat.

Miller also will reveal when candidates need to file and when ballots would have to be mailed. He also must set a date for early voting.

The governor named Heller to replace resigning U.S. Sen. John Ensign.

In setting the date, Sandoval said, “With an election in early September, Nevada will have a full voice as the House begins its work this fall.”

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  1. Looks like a date designed to limit the participation of the poor, minorities, young people, students and the unemployed. He probably gets his strategy from Cato, NPRI, Heritage or directly from the Koch Brothers. He gets scripts and talking points from right wing groups as well.

    Hopefully the courts will intervene.