Archive for the 'Nevada' Category

Nevada Republicans in Lock Step

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Yesterday, Nevada Republicans gave Sen. John Ensign a resounding victory in his primary.  Whether Ensign would win was never in doubt.  When an incumbent faces a weakly contested primary, though, it is sometimes a test of just how strong he is.  Normally, 80-85% of the vote in an uncontested primary is acceptable.  Ensign took about […]

Same Race, Different Numbers

Monday, August 14th, 2006

A recent Rasmussen poll showed the Nevada Senate race to be highly competitive.  But Mason Dixon tells a different story.  They have Ensign up 21 and at 54%.  This more closely resembles where people thought the race stood.  While the actual state of the race is probably somewhere in between, the Mason Dixon numbers seem much […]

Carson We Have a (Small) Problem

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Scott Rasmussen’s latest poll numbers show that Sen. John Ensign, thought by many (including me) to be safe, now holds a lead of only seven points over rival Jack Carter.  The poll numbers come as a surprise as Ensign, the veteran, has outspent his opponent more than two-to-one, and has consistently led in the few […]

No Goodman, No Problem

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has opted against running for Senate against incumbent Sen. John Ensign.  Goodman said that he had work that he wanted to finish as Mayor.  The decision ensures Ensign another term, as he leads the only Democrat in the race, Jack Carter, by roughly 30 points.
What is especially interesting about the […]

NV Dems in Limbo

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?  Nevada Democrats aren’t so sure.
Today, Jack Carter filed for his longshot candidacy against Sen. John Ensign.  Carter has no political experience and little support outside of his father, whose political clout evaporated with his 1980 loss.  As such, his support means almost nothing.
The embarassing […]

Feeling Their Oats

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Feeling that they have a real opportunity to at least make the Senate close in the 2006 elections, liberal heavyweights have set their sights on Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman as a potential challenger to Sen. John Ensign.  Goodman has met with Senators Schumer, Kennedy, Obama, and most notably Reid to discuss a potential challenge.  After […]