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David Damore In The News
Incumbent Dean Heller issued a challenge to state Republicans during his concession speech to Jacky Rosen, who defeated him Tuesday in their race for U.S. Senate.
Nevada academics wasted no time jumping into an election post mortem. The Brookings Institute held a post-election panel discussion Wednesday where they analyzed the previous night’s “blue wave,” in which Democrats claimed victory in almost all statewide races. Panelists included Brookings Mountain West Executive Director Robert Lang, UNLV political science professor David Damore, Brookings fellow John Hudak and Women’s Research Institute of Nevada Director Rebecca Gill.
The race for Nevada's senate seat has become one of the tightest in the country. And in an election where control of the Senate could come down to a single swing in a single seat, all eyes are on the battle between incumbent Republican Dean Heller and his Democratic challenger, Jacky Rosen.
Since declaring his candidacy for Nevada governor in March, Ryan Bundy hasn’t mustered much of a campaign. He has only raised about $37,000 in cash, most of it from out of state, and $24,000 of in-kind donations. Not even his famous father, anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy, has donated to his campaign. Bundy’s campaign has spent less than $15,000 on ads, though it did spring for about $325 worth of western wear at a Las Vegas Boot Barn.
Sheldon Adelson is supporting an initiative that wants residents in Nevada to choose their electricity supplier from 2023. Berkshire's NV Energy, which belongs to Warren Buffett, currently has a monopoly in this market. The dispute over this issue has already moved almost 100 million dollars.
There are just five days left until voters hit the polls next Tuesday for the mid-term elections. The silver state is set to play a big part in the balance of power on capitol hill.
CBS News' "Red & Blue" visited Las Vegas and UNLV to cover the 2018 election. The show aired live from UNLV's campus and featured interviews with UNLV faculty and students.
Heller voting for the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare has given his Democratic opponent a chance to paint him as a Trump-aligned Republican who is now scrambling to moderate his health-care position.
After years of bottom-of-the-barrel education rankings, Nevada lawmakers adopted a number of reforms in 2015, including increased funding for low-income students and English language learners, universal education savings accounts, and the creation of a statewide district to take over failing schools.
In a battle of billionaires, Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett are squaring off over who controls the power that keeps the bright lights blazing in Las Vegas and across Nevada.
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