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2010 General Election

One word: Preparation
Sunday, November 7, 2010
jon ralston: How did Harry Reid withstand the Tea Party tidal wave and beat conservative Sharron Angle in the U.S. Senate race?
Shortly before the June 8 primary, I was chatting with a Harry Reid operative about my plans for a break after covering the intense Republican scrum, taking advantage of the usual summer doldrums.
Gov.-elect Sandoval to start transition by meeting with cabinet officers
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Meeting sought with Gov. Jim Gibbons 'as soon as possible'
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval will start meeting with cabinet members next week, and the first on the list is state Budget Director Andrew Clinger. Sandoval and his transition chief, Heidi Gansert, met Friday for several hours in Reno with Steve Robinson, the transition officer appointed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
With GOP takeover of House, Dean Heller in position for rapid ascent
With GOP takeover of House, Dean Heller in position for rapid ascent
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Republicans will take over the majority of the House of Representatives in January, and when they do, Dean Heller is poised to become Nevada’s most influential voice in the body known as the people’s chamber.
Assessing the winners, losers and the future
Friday, November 5, 2010
jon ralston:
So who won and who lost Tuesday, besides the folks on the ballot?
In defeat, Sharron Angle finds Nevada not the state she thought
In defeat, Sharron Angle finds Nevada not the state she thought
Friday, November 5, 2010
ANALYSIS:
Sharron Angle, the vanquished Republican challenger to Sen. Harry Reid, depicted herself in her brochures as a conservative warrior, driving her old pickup truck, brandishing a firearm.
State Sen. Bill Raggio bagged by his own party
State Sen. Bill Raggio bagged by his own party
Friday, November 5, 2010
Support for Harry Reid leads to decision among GOP state senators to remove Raggio from leadership post
Saying it reflects the mood of their constituents, Senate Republicans purged Sen. Bill Raggio of Reno from their leadership in a unanimous vote Thursday, ousting an iconic figure after 30 years in the post — punishment for his support of Harry Reid.
Let Sandoval take heat for budget, Democrats say
Let Sandoval take heat for budget, Democrats say
Friday, November 5, 2010
THE LEGISLATURE:
Democrats in the Nevada Legislature say they’re tired of being the white knights called to “save” K-12, public safety and health and human services from budget cuts — and taking the hits for passing tax increases to preserve those services.
Anti-Reid campaign in Ely had passion, but no traction
Anti-Reid campaign in Ely had passion, but no traction
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Jack Norcross started with a sign outside a building in Ely he couldn’t sell or rent: “Elect Anyone But Reid.” In 2009, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid killed a couple of coal-fired power plants in White Pine County. And Norcross, 66, a retired insurance broker, was angered by the loss of thousands of jobs those plants could have created.
Photo: pollingillo
Election polls under scrutiny after missing mark
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Newspaper’s last polls gave edge to Sharron Angle, who lost, and Joe Heck, who barely won
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s final polls in the two most closely watched Nevada races wound up having about as much predictive power as the Old Farmer’s Almanac in forecasting the winter snowfall. One of its polls, published Oct. 29, showed Republican Sharron Angle beating Sen. Harry Reid 49-44. Four days later, Reid wound up winning 50-45.
Parties could learn a thing — or 6 — from Senate battle
Thursday, November 4, 2010
LESSONS:
In a political race sure to find its way into campaign how-to books, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled off a surprising victory in a climate many thought would kill any chance he had at re-election. Here’s a look at six lessons — for Democrats and Republicans — to be gleaned from Reid’s campaign against GOP challenger Sharron Angle:
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday,
Compromise: Is it slipping off the table in Congress already?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
It’s no surprise that after witnessing a drubbing of Democrats in the House and significant losses in the Senate, the president and his majority leader are speaking about compromise.
Boulder City voters approve measures to limit government
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Across 11 ballot questions, Boulder City residents voted against big government and ballooning debt, echoing a wider sentiment that swept Republicans nationwide into office Tuesday.
Voter turnout rate in Clark County: 63.3 percent
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Officials today said 63.3 percent of registered voters in Clark County cast a ballot in Tuesday's general election.
Photo: Sharron Angle delivers her concession speech at th
Despite loss, Sharron Angle says she's still smiling
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
After a bruising campaign, Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle conceded the race for U.S. Senate to incumbent Harry Reid in a speech to her supporters.
Photo: An anti-Harry Reid sign is seen at the Republican'
Voters hold their noses as they pick their poison
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
ANALYSIS:
Nevadans are disgusted and deflated, angry and anxious. And although obviously winners emerged Election Day, few voters are feeling jubilant.

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