Culinary Union May Sit Out Election Cycle in Nevada

By: Friday July 20, 2012 8:58 am

Other states like Florida and Ohio may be bigger, but Nevada and its 6 electoral votes will be key in the fall. And the race in that state, along with a couple House races and a key Senate race that could determine control of the chamber, may come down to whether the Culinary Union engages in the fall or sits out the election.


John Ensign Will Resign May 3; Rep. Dean Heller to Replace Him [Updated]

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 3:42 pm

John Ensign, the Nevada Senator still reeling from an adultery and corruption scandal, will resign tomorrow, according to several published reports. Rep. Dean Heller, who has already announced a run for Ensign’s seat in the Senate, will be appointed as an interim replacement for Ensign by Governor Brian Sandoval, giving him the power of incumbency and a leg up in what should be a competitive Senate election in 2012. This leaves Heller’s seat open, and a special election will ensue.

John Ensign Becomes 8th Senator to Announce Retirement

By: Monday March 7, 2011 12:50 pm

Just three months into the 2012 campaign cycle, 8 of the 33 Senators up for re-election will be retiring. Since 2006, there are 42 new Senators in the upper house, and with these 8 retirements, that means that at least half of the body will be made up of people who haven’t been there longer than 7 years, come 2013.

Harry Reid Out-Obamas Obama with Working Class Coalition

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 8:43 am

In a state with 14% unemployment, foreclosures everywhere, Reid put together a coalition that was unusually potent and a model for Democratic victory.

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:06 pm

Welcome to part four of the FDL midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL’s top 108 House races to watch tonight, go here.

The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin, but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong victory for Harry Reid, Democrats will keep the control of the Senate.

NV Sen: Reid Reclaims Seat by Solid Margin

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 9:56 pm

Reid owes his political life to unions, youth voters and Latino/a voters.

IN Sen: Republicans Pick Up a Seat; KY, SC Go to GOP, VT Stays Dem

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 4:12 pm

Republicans have their first Senate pickup of the night. Dan Coats was called the winner of the Indiana Senate race as soon as the polls closed across the state. Coats, a former Senator, will replace Evan Bayh. He defeated Rep. Brad Ellsworth in a race that was basically never in doubt.

Reid Calls for Foreclosure Moratorium in Nevada

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 1:01 pm

Reid had to do this. Nevada is off the charts when it comes to foreclosures and negative equity. Over 70% of homeowners in the state, an amazing number, are underwater or nearly underwater. Foreclosures are higher than any other state as well, and this contributes to both the skyrocketing unemployment rate and state budget deficit.

Harry Reid: Drug (Money) Kingpin

By: Wednesday July 7, 2010 9:25 am

To the surprise of — well, absolutely nobody I guess — Harry Reid is rolling in drug money. Tim Carney reports that “no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits.”

Reid Seeks Bubble Re-Inflation

By: Monday June 14, 2010 6:45 am

We have bad policy, encouraging criminal behavior and sending $30 billion or more into the hands of the moderately well-off, for the purpose of blowing some air back into the housing bubble. Yuck.

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