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terapined
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September 30th, 2016 at 6:36:39 PM permalink
I was just reading about this race
Nevada residents, what do you think?
No incumbent so a level playing field.
Republican Rep. Joe Heck, a physician and a brigadier general in the Army Reserve who has served three tours of active duty
Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the state’s two-term attorney general
A very close race
Nevada has interesting demographics
28% Hispanic, 9% black and 10% Asian/American or Pacific Islander
Whites at 50%
Overall in the country, Dems look strong to flip 4 senate seats
They win Nevada, that's 5 and a majority
Crucial election
Masto should have an advantage being a Dem in a state where they outnumber Reps by 80k
Yet its very close.
Any thoughts from Nevada residents?
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September 30th, 2016 at 7:28:10 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

I was just reading about this race
Nevada residents, what do you think?
No incumbent so a level playing field.
Republican Rep. Joe Heck, a physician and a brigadier general in the Army Reserve who has served three tours of active duty
Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the state’s two-term attorney general
A very close race
Nevada has interesting demographics
28% Hispanic, 9% black and 10% Asian/American or Pacific Islander
Whites at 50%
Overall in the country, Dems look strong to flip 4 senate seats
They win Nevada, that's 5 and a majority
Crucial election
Masto should have an advantage being a Dem in a state where they outnumber Reps by 80k
Yet its very close.
Any thoughts from Nevada residents?



Not a NV Resident but following this one close and this very well could be a state Hillary wins but doesn't carry Masto with her. Joe has been popular in the state and Huffington Post, obviously very liberal gives the edge to Joe as well.
terapined
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October 2nd, 2016 at 11:36:59 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Not a NV Resident but following this one close and this very well could be a state Hillary wins but doesn't carry Masto with her. Joe has been popular in the state and Huffington Post, obviously very liberal gives the edge to Joe as well.



Nate Silver currently showing Clinton with a 56.5% chance of winning Nevada
yet
Nate has Republican Heck with a strong 58.8% chance of winning
Although I would like to see Heck lose
I appreciate voters that vote for individuals instead of voting a straight party line
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terapined
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October 23rd, 2016 at 6:09:49 AM permalink
Been following this race
Last couple of months, the republican Heck had a comfortable lead even though Hillary was also leading
Now I see Dem Cortez Masto pulling ahead
Surprised because Heck seemed pretty popular
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October 23rd, 2016 at 6:30:53 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Been following this race
Last couple of months, the republican Heck had a comfortable lead even though Hillary was also leading
Now I see Dem Cortez Masto pulling ahead
Surprised because Heck seemed pretty popular



Heck disavowed Trump after the "pussy grabbing" tape leaked.

That upset a lot of the Trumpsters - so his support went down.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 7:07:52 AM permalink
I've seen hundreds of television commercials for that race. Both sides very negative.

Here is a voter guide on their positions on the issues. They both seem to take their party's line on everything.

Since Nevada is a battleground state, this election should be very close. I could picture some Republicans against Trump not voting. However, I could also see some centrists voting for Heck, to put a check on Clinton's power. Nate Silver gives Masto a 53.5% chance.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 8:13:59 AM permalink
I'm new to the State but it appears that Democrats tend to do better than the polls indicate. I think Mastro will now win the Senate seat, but think Tarkanian will end up as my Congressman.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 8:30:34 AM permalink
Quote: terapined


I appreciate voters that vote for individuals instead of voting a straight party line



I have always thought that party affiliation should not appear on the ballot.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 9:56:58 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have always thought that party affiliation should not appear on the ballot.



I would concur.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 1:19:04 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have always thought that party affiliation should not appear on the ballot.



More information to the voters is better than less information. You may use it as you see fit, including ignoring it completely if you want.

As much as I like Joe Heck, his negative ads against Masto make me like her a lot.

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