Nevada: tough state for Democrats

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(Reno, NV)
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Despite a candidacy marred by controversy, Republican Jim Gibbons will be the 29th governor of Nevada . Gibbons narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Dina Titus who won Las Vegas and surrounding Clark county but lost all of northern Nevada , a traditional Republican stronghold.  For US Senate, incumbent Republican John Ensign handily defeated Jack Carter who, despite numerous appearances by his former president father Jimmy Carter, had a difficult time gaining traction with Nevada voters, as he’s only lived in the state for a few years. Nevadans also voted to increase the minimum wage to six dollars and fifteen cents and hour and chose not to legalize marijuana.