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State Senate races 2008

In a town hall meeting Thursday at Irwin Molasky Middle School in Las Vegas, Democrats, from left, Senate Minority Leader Steven Horsford, state Senate candidate Allison Copening and state Sen. Mike Schneider listen to constituents' suggestions on how to lead the state out of its budget crisis.

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In a town hall meeting Thursday at Irwin Molasky Middle School in Las Vegas, Democrats, from left, Senate Minority Leader Steven Horsford, state Senate candidate Allison Copening and state Sen. Mike Schneider listen to constituents' suggestions on how to lead the state out of its budget crisis.

Members of the Senate are elected for four-year terms, with 10 senators elected in one general election and 11 senators in the following general election. To be elected to either house of the Legislature, a person must be at least 21 years old at the time of the election, a resident of the state for one year, and a qualified elector and resident in the district to be represented.

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Ensign in campaign mode again in battle for Georgia Senate seat

Wed, Nov 12, 2008

So much for the post-election getaway to Napa Valley.

Breeden beats Heck by small margin

Tue, Nov 4, 2008

Political upstart Shirley Breeden survived a late run by incumbent state Sen. Joe Heck, R-Henderson, to unseat him. She won by just 801 votes.

Copening defeats incumbent Beers

Tue, Nov 4, 2008

Allison Copening has ousted incumbent State Sen. Bob Beers, a Republican, enabling the Democrats to wrest control of that body from the Republicans. With 100 percent of the vote in, ...

Candidates find consensus on health care, retirement at forum

Mon, Oct 13, 2008

Despite the battle between Republicans and Democrats, candidates for state Legislature from both parties seemed to agree Monday on issues that interest Nevada’s retired public employees.

Key races in Henderson

Mon, Oct 13, 2008

Though most of the attention this election cycle has been on the presidential race between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, Nevadans are also being asked to decide a number ...

Jousting with shadows

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

I can still recall Sen. Harry Reid’s frustration 10 years ago as it boiled over at a Sun City debate with his upstart challenger.

Copening challenges incumbent Beers for state Senate seat

Thu, Oct 9, 2008

The race for State Senate District 6 has Republican incumbent Bob Beers, 48, defending his seat against Democrat Allison Copening.

Beers calls ‘backroom fix’ charge political

Thu, Oct 9, 2008

Nevada Democrats opened a new line of attack Wednesday on state Sen. Bob Beers, vowing to try to repeal legislation quietly approved in 2007 that benefited Beers’ former employer.

Senate District 5 - Breeden challenges Heck

Wed, Oct 8, 2008

District 5 State Senator Joe Heck, a Republican, is being challenged for his seat by Shirley Breeden, a Democrat who is a 40-year resident of Nevada.

State Senate, Assembly candidates talk education at forum

Wed, Oct 8, 2008

While the presidential candidates were answering questions for a national audience, teachers had a chance to get some answers from Henderson candidates Tuesday at Bob Miller Middle School.

Beers, rival give voters face time

Mon, Sep 29, 2008

For politicians in tight races, hitting the hustings as Election Day approaches — canvassing neighborhoods and knocking on doors — can be the difference between a narrow victory and a ...

You won’t believe what the Democrats are up to

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

I was privileged recently to have been invited to a supersecret meeting convened this week by Democratic strategists hoping to engineer the takeover of the state Senate. I secretly recorded ...

Dems a no-show at Summerlin candidate forum

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Three Democratic candidates vying for state legislative districts encompassing Sun City Summerlin were no-shows Thursday night for a debate organized by the west valley community.

Mailers put GOP in fight to save Senate majority

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Republican strategists acknowledged this week that incumbent state Sens. Joe Heck and Bob Beers are in danger of losing in the November election. If just one loses, Democrats would take ...

Mandate foe, not medicine’s

Wed, Sep 24, 2008

State Sen. Joe Heck is one of the Legislature’s strongest voices on health care, which isn’t surprising given that he’s a physician.

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Where are the Challengers?, seg. 1
Where are the Challengers?, seg. 1
Political newcomers Shirley Breeden and Allison Copening hope to shift the balance of power to ...
Where are the Challengers?, seg. 2
Where are the Challengers?, seg. 2
Political newcomers Shirley Breeden and Allison Copening hope to shift the balance of power to ...
Where are the Challengers?, seg. 3
Where are the Challengers?, seg. 3
Political newcomers Shirley Breeden and Allison Copening hope to shift the balance of power to ...
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 1
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 1
The Democratic Party recruited a political unknown to unseat State Sen. Bob Beers (Clark County-R) ...
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 2
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 2
The Democratic Party recruited a political unknown to unseat State Sen. Bob Beers (Clark County-R) ...
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 3
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 3
The Democratic Party recruited a political unknown to unseat State Sen. Bob Beers (Clark County-R) ...
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 4
Up to the Challenge?, seg. 4
The Democratic Party recruited a political unknown to unseat State Sen. Bob Beers (Clark County-R) ...
Election Night: Steven Horsford
Election Night: Steven Horsford
Democratic candidate Steven Horsford speaks about the State Senate 4 race.
Face to Face: Back From Iraq
Face to Face: Back From Iraq
State Sen. Joe Heck (Clark County-R) is back from Iraq. But, will he face a ...

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