Nevada Resources

Population: 2,890,845 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 16, 2018.

Primary: June 12, 2018.

Nevada (D+2) is a rapidly growing state with an increasing share of Hispanics. Obama won fairly big here, but the state is still considered a swing state. It is 59% White, 8% Black, 22% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 6. Nevada has picked the winner in all Presidential elections since 1912, except from 1976.

Sena­tors: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Republican.

Dean Heller

Senator class 1: Dean Heller (R)
Committees: Banking, Commerce, Finance, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dean Heller

Rating, Jan 22, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 16. 2016:
Businessman and SOS Dean Heller (b.1960) was first elected to the House in 2006. He was appointed to the Senate in 2011 and won a very narrow victory, with a razor thin margin and 46% in his first election in 2012.

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Catherine Cortez Masto

Senator class 3: Catherine Cortez Masto (D)
Committees: Banking, Energy & Natural Resources, Commerce, Rules, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Catherine Cortez Masto
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 22, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 22, 2017: 
Former AG Catherine Cortez Masto (b.1964) held the seat for the Dems, winning 47% in 2016.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives; 3 Democrats, 1 Republican.

Dina Titus

District 1
Representative: Dina Titus (D)
Committees: Transportation, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Dina Titus
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 22, 2017:
The district (D+14) contains most of Las Vegas City and is 42% White, 10% Black, 37% Hispanic and 9% Asian. State Senator and Professor Dina Titus (b.1950) had one term in the 3rd district after having beaten an incumbent Republican in 2008. She lost in 2010, but won this open seat in 2012. Titus won 62% in 2016.

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Mark Amodei

District 2
Representative: Mark Amodei (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mark Amodei

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 22, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers the northernmost areas of the state, including Reno and Carson City. It is 74% White and 17% Hispanic. Since it was established in 1982, the seat has never voted for a Democrat. Lawyer and State Senator Mark Amodei (b.1958) was first elected in a special election in 2011 and won 58% in 2016.

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Jacky Rosen

District 3
Representative: Jackie Rosen (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Science.

Democratic nomineeJackie Rosen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Tossup.

Status, Jan 22, 2017:
The district (R+0) was drawn as a swing seat and contains the southern areas of the state, including Las Vegas suburbs. It is 64% White, 14% Hispanic and 13% Asian. The Dems took this open seat with businesswoman and synagogue leader Jackie Rosen (b.1947), who won 47% in 2016.

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Ruben Kihuen

District 4
Representative: Ruben Kihuen (D)
Committees: Financal Services.

Democratic nomineeRuben Kihuen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 15, 2016:
Leans Dem.

Status, Jan 22, 2017:
The district (D+4) covers central parts, including northern Las Vegas suburbs. It is 55% White, 13% Black and 23% Hispanic. The Dems won back this seat with State Senator Ruben Kihuen (1980), who won 49% in 2016 against a GOP incumbent.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday of January.

All State Offices in Nevada are term limited to 2 x 4 years in a lifetime.

Brian Sandoval

Governor: Brian Sand­oval (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, June 15, 2016:
State AG and Federal judge Brian Sand­oval (b.1963) was first elected in 2010 and took 71% in 2014. He is term limited in 2018.

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Mark Hutchison

Lieutenant Governor: Mark Hutchison (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Aug 27, 2017:
The LG is nominated and elected separately. State Senator and lawyer Mark Hutchison (b.1963) won 59% in 2014. He is retiring in 2018.

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Barbara Cegavske

Secretary of State: Barbara Cegavske (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Barbara Cegavske

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businesswoman and State Senator Barbara Cegavske (b.1951) took just over 50% in 2014.

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Dan Schwartz

Treasurer­: Dan Schwartz (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dan Schwartz

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman, investor and lawyer Dan Schwartz took 51% in 2014.

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Ron Knecht

Con­troller: Ron Knecht (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ron Knecht

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman and lawyer Ron Knecht (b.1949) took 53% in 2014.

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Adam Laxalt

Attorney General­: Adam Laxalt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Adam Laxalt

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Lawyer Adam Laxalt (b.1978), who is the grandson of a former US Senator, took 46% and won with a razor thin margin in 2014.

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State Senate: 21 (12D / 9R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State Assembly: 42 (27D / 15R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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