Las Vegas Sun

January 31, 2015

Currently: 64° — Complete forecast | Log in

2008 Elections

2008 Caucus Guide

Caucus Illustration

Chris Morris / Las Vegas Sun

For the first time, Nevada’s Democrats and Republicans will have a chance to play a stronger role in who the nominees will be for president by being among a select group of states picked to hold primaries and caucuses in January.

Caucus 101: A basic guide on how to participate. Or, read more about the logistics of Jan. 19.

By being one of the early states, Nevada’s caucuses are hoped to gain the state more national attention, bring in more presidential candidates and thus raise awareness of Western issues. More background...

Interactive Graphic

Candidate selector:

Find the candidate who agrees with you the most on the issues

From The Politics Blog

Las Vegas voting experience: Albertson's, banana bread and a beauty queen
During early voting at Albertson's, 2011 Miss Nevada Alana Lee cast her ballot -- amid no fanfare.
Buzzfeed: Romney campaign exaggerates size of Nevada event with altered image
Oscar Goodman saddened at the death of his friend and mentor Arlen Specter
Oscar Goodman was a young law student looking for work when he met Arlen Specter in Philadelphia.
Watchdog group hounds government for files on Ensign case
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint this week to force the DOJ to turn over files collected during its now-defunct ...
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the ...
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions ...
Senate passes tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less
Democrats in the Senate faced down the closest thing to a legislative dare from Republican leaders Wednesday and passed a tax cut extension for those ...
Senate observes moment of silence in honor of Colorado shooting victims
Sen. Harry Reid led the Senate in a moment of silence Monday afternoon for the moviegoers who died in a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., ...

Politics Stories

Metro Police investigating extortion attempt targeting GOP assemblyman
Metro Police's criminal intelligence section said in a statement Saturday that Assemblyman Chris Edwards of Las Vegas was the alleged victim ...
Photo: The Legislative Building is seen at the end of the
Nude photo bill among many ready for legislators to review right out of gate
2015 Legislature:
Curbing Internet pornography, allowing guns on school campuses and raising the tax on sheep are but three of than 190 bills ready for introduction on the opening day of ...
Photo: First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the launch
First lady defends ‘American Sniper’ at veterans event
First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for ...
Photo: Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Petition drive to get stadium funding initiative on ballot falls short
An initiative to put the issue of public funding for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot failed to get enough signatures to ...
Bill would ban guns for people convicted of domestic abuse
Nevada state Sen. Debbie Smith said she'll introduce a bill this legislative session to keep guns away from people convicted of domestic violence, but it likely faces an uphill battle in ...
Photo: Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, left,
Why AG Laxalt’s immigration lawsuit has made political waves
Attorney General Adam Laxalt made political waves this week when he brought Nevada into a multistate lawsuit challenging an order sparing millions from ...
Photo: Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the ga
In run-up to legislative session, Sandoval details tax proposal
politics: He says his proposed business license fee improves on failed tax plans
In an attempt to quash uncertainty about his proposal to raise $438 million for education, Gov. Brian Sandoval outlined his tax plan to members of the media today in the Capitol. Sandoval’s detailed rollout was the first extended look into ...
Photo: Senator Dean Heller listens to speakers during a d
Sen. Dean Heller says Mormon church has always preached equal rights
Republican Sen. Dean Heller said the Mormon church’s recent call for anti-discrimination laws protecting gays, lesbians bisexuals and transgenders shouldn’t be a surprise. Heller, a member of ...
Study offers glimpse of immigration’s impact on population growth
A study released last month by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows how immigration has changed Clark County's population growth compared to other comparable areas ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, tal
Clark County GOP accuses PAC of misconduct in recall effort
Efforts to recall Nevada Assembly Republicans took a blow Wednesday after the Clark County Republican Party filed a complaint accusing a conservative PAC of ...

Email Newsletters

To view/update your newsletter subscriptions and interests, please visit our Preference Center.

Most Popular


The Sun

Locally owned and independent for more than 50 years.