The Green Papers: Nevada 2008 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 August 2008
General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2000 Census:2,002,032 (0.71% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):1,390,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):898,347
Capital:Carson City
Tuesday 12 August 2008 polling hours 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) to 7:00p PDT (0200 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2008 polling hours 7:00a PST (1500 UTC) to 7:00p PST (0300 UTC).
 

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Nevada State and Local Government

Nevada 2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


13 January 2009: Nevada Secretary of State - 2008 Official Statewide General Election Results - November 4, 2008


18 September 2008: Synchronized with NEVADA SECRETARY OF STATE'S CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES TO APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER 4, 2008 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT and 2008 CLARK COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST.


Tuesday 12 August 2008 State/Local PRIMARIES
NEVADA PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2008
  Elected Democratic 533,736 55.15% Senator Barack Hussein Obama
(5 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338: $778,642,047
  Candidate Republican 412,827 42.65% Senator John Sidney McCain, III
Vice President: Governor Sarah H. Palin

FEC P80002801: $399,826,076
  Candidate None of these candidates 6,267 0.65% None of these candidates
  Candidate Independent 6,150 0.64% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Matt Gonzalez

FEC P20000527: $4,520,160
  Candidate Libertarian 4,263 0.44% former Congressman Bob Barr
Vice President: Wayne Allen Root

FEC P80005580: $1,405,899
  Candidate Independent American 3,194 0.33% Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin
Vice President: Darrell R. Castle

FEC P80005499: $262,010
  Candidate Green 1,411 0.15% former Congressman Cynthia A. McKinney
Vice President: Rosa A. Clemente

FEC P80004930: $240,360
Total 967,848 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator John Eric Ensign
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Harry Reid
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki
Announced his intention to run in November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor James Arthur "Jim" Gibbons
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

 
15 February 2007: Media reports state that Governor Gibbons is the target of an FBI investigation. There are allegations that Governor Gibbons received payments, while he served in Congress, from a company awarded military contracts.


Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki
First elected: 2006
4 December 2008: Indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of fraud.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated);
2 Republican (2 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Shelley Berkley
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 12 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Shelley Berkley
  Elected Democratic 154,860 67.65% Congressman Shelley Berkley
FEC H8NV01071: $2,164,787
  Candidate Republican 64,837 28.32% Kenneth Alexander Wegner
FEC H6NV01158: $15,747
  Candidate Independent American 4,697 2.05% Caren Alexander
FEC H8NV01253: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 4,528 1.98% Raymond James "Jim" Duensing, Jr.
FEC H4NV01138: Financial report not available
  Candidate None of these candidates     None of these candidates
Total 228,922 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Dean Heller
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 12 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Dean Heller
  Elected Republican 170,771 51.82% Congressman Dean Heller
FEC H6NV02164: $1,713,939
  Candidate Democratic 136,548 41.44% Jill Talbot Derby
FEC H6NV02180: $1,119,169
  Candidate Independent American 11,179 3.39% John Everhart
FEC H8NV02079: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 5,740 1.74% Sean Patrick Morse
FEC H8NV02087: Financial report not available
  Candidate Green 5,282 1.60% Craig Bergland
FEC H8NV02061: Financial report not available
  Candidate None of these candidates     None of these candidates
Total 329,520 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Jon C. Porter, Sr.
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 12 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic state Senator Dina Titus favored over Republican Congressman Jon C. Porter, Sr.
  Elected Democratic 165,912 47.43% state Senator Dina Titus
FEC H8NV03036: $1,856,736
  Candidate Republican 147,940 42.29% Congressman Jon C. Porter, Sr.
FEC H0NV01078: $3,100,864
  Candidate Independent 14,922 4.27% Jeffrey C. Reeves
FEC H8NV03093: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 10,164 2.91% Joseph P. Silvestri
FEC H4NV03076: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent American 6,937 1.98% Floyd Fitzgibbons
FEC H8NV03085: Financial report not available
  Candidate Green 3,937 1.13% Bob Giaquinta
FEC H8NV03077: Financial report not available
  Candidate None of these candidates     None of these candidates
Total 349,812 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Treasurer Kate Marshall
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Controller Kim Wallin
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 4 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates: 4 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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