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Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada asks questions Tuesday, June 24, in Washington, D.C., during a House of Representatives hearing on whether Nevada OSHA is failing to adequately enforce construction safety rules. The hearing focused on a death at the CityCenter project in October.

Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada asks questions Tuesday, June 24, in Washington, D.C., during a House of Representatives hearing on whether Nevada OSHA is failing to adequately enforce construction safety rules. The hearing focused on a death at the CityCenter project in October.

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Incumbent Democrat Shelley Berkley, who faces Republican Kenneth Wegner and others in the Nov. 4 election, is expected to sail easily to a sixth term in her largely urban Democratic district in Las Vegas, according to most political observers.

Berkley defeated Democrat Mark John Budetich Jr. in the Aug. 12 Democratic primary 19,440 to 2,221, or by nearly 90 percent of the vote..

Kenneth Wegner, who ran unsuccessfully against Berkley in 2006, is hoping to do better this time around. He overcame six GOP challengers to win the Aug. 12 Republican primary with 4,359 votes, or 34.65 percent of the total.

Wegner beat the following: Chris Dyer, a Ron Paul supporter who had 1,847 votes, or 14.68 percent; retired administrative law judge Eve "No. 1 Mom" Ellingwood, who had 1,137 voters, or 9.04 percent; GOP activist Edward "Mr. Clean" Hamilton, who had 761 voters or 6.05 percent; Ray Kornfield, who had 1,090 votes or 8.67 percent; Russ Mickelson, who had 2,489 votes or 19.79 percent; and Mike Powers, a 65-year-old sheet metal worker, who got 896 votes or 7.12 percent

Others on the Nov. 4 ballot will be Libertarian Raymond James Duensing and Independent American Caren Alexander.

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