The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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NV 2010 Archives

RACE IN THE NEWS

Nevada Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

DECEMBER 2010
Turbulent four years coming to end for Gov. Jim Gibbons (Las Vegas Sun, 12/31/10)
Sandoval all talk and no facts for now (Las Vegas Sun, 12/30/10)
Opinion: A new congressional seat – as if we don’t have enough problems already (Las Vegas City Life, 12/30/10)
Sandoval’s job a conflict of interest? Of course, but this is Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 12/30/10)
Sandoval won’t take $8,500 pay increase (Las Vegas Sun, 12/30/10)
Sandoval confirms more state salary cuts (Nevada Appeal, 12/30/10)
Sandoval hints at plans to balance Nevada budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/29/10)
Sandoval increasingly isolated in his anti-tax stance (Las Vegas Sun, 12/29/10)
State has upper hand in budget turf wars (Las Vegas Sun, 12/27/10)
Sandoval family bringing several pets to live in Governor’s Mansion (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/27/10)
Opinion: Shopping for a better school deal without busting the budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/26/10)
Nevada continues to lead nation in growth rate (Las Vegas Sun, 12/22/10)
Sandoval to build own budget (Las Vegas Sun, 12/22/10)
On fixing schools, please be practical (Las Vegas Sun, 12/22/10)
Sandoval Administration confirms no fee increases in proposed budget (Nevada News Bureau, 12/22/10)
Sandoval stalks city, county coffers (Las Vegas Sun, 12/21/10)
NV gains 4th congressional seat in 2010 Census count (Nevada News Bureau, 12/21/10)
Las Vegas one of nation’s slowest cities to rebound (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/20/10)
NV policy makers remain divided on public pension reform (Nevada News Bureau, 12/20/10)
Sandoval shows he’s not afraid to reach out to the left (Las Vegas Sun, 12/19/10)
Sandoval to drop Nevada agriculture director (Las Vegas Sun, 12/18/10)
Opinion: Nevada’s false narrative (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/17/10)
Details few and far between on Sandoval’s budget proposal (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/17/10)
Arizona, Nevada sue BofA over mortgage fraud (New York Times, 12/17/10)
Dem leader eager to work with Sandoval to resolve state budget issues (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/16/10)
Sandoval’s proposed retirement plan examined (Las Vegas Sun, 12/15/10)
Sandoval vows fight on Yucca Mtn. (Las Vegas Sun, 12/15/10)
NV suffers setback in battle over Yucca Mtn. (Las Vegas Sun, 12/15/10)
Sandoval education plan presents problems for private, home schools (Reno Gazette Journal, 12/15/10)
NV officials disappointed with dismissal of Yucca legal challenges (Nevada News Bureau, 12/15/10)
Report: Changes to NV public retirement system would have big upfront costs (Nevada News Bureau, 12/15/10)
New speaker touring state laying groundwork for tax plan (Las Vegas Sun, 12/15/10)
NV officials moving quickly to address concerns with state employee contracting (Nevada News Bureau, 12/14/10)
Sandoval gets extra security for family (Las Vegas Sun, 12/14/10)
Sandoval hails ruling against health reform (Bloomberg, 12/13/10)
NV schools chief calls vouchers too costly (Reno Gazette Journal, 12/13/10)
Sandoval budget gives business leaders pause (Las Vegas Sun, 12/12/10)
NV school officials brace for budget cuts (Reno Gazette Journal, 12/12/10)
NV courts scaling budget back to 2007 levels (Nevada Appeal, 12/10/10)
NV leads nation in size of its budget gap (Nevada News Bureau, 12/10/10)
Federal appeals court allows Yucca licensing dispute to move forward (Nevada News Bureau, 12/10/10)
To diversify, NV must better educate, community leaders conclude (Las Vegas Sun, 12/10/10)
NV tax expert unsure if public pension reform can be accomplished in short term (Nevada News Bureau, 12/10/10)
NV Medicaid program continues to grow, adding to state budget woes (Nevada News Bureau, 12/9/10)
Assemblywoman proposes corporate income tax (Las Vegas Sun, 12/8/10)
State worker furloughs or salary cuts must continue, Sandoval aide says (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/8/10)
November election generated renewed interest among NV registered voters (Nevada News Bureau, 12/6/10)
GOP forging shift in Yucca Mountain debate (Las Vegas Sun, 12/5/10)
Wanted: ‘Rock-star leader’ for NV GOP (Las Vegas Sun, 12/5/10)
Opinion: The state is coming to take the local loot (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/5/10)
$2.2 billion deficit is accurate estimate facing NV (Las Vegas Sun, 12/5/10)
Legislative fight brews over decline in revenue (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/5/10)
Mr. Sandoval goes to Washington (Las Vegas Sun, 12/5/10)
Sandoval says Yucca nuke waste dump still a no (Reno Gazette Journal, 12/4/10)
Obama tells governors he won’t reconsider Yucca shutdown (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/3/10)
Obama rolls out welcome mat today to Sandoval, other new guvs (Las Vegas Sun, 12/2/10)
NV retains high credit rating from all 3 major rating agencies (Nevada News Bureau, 12/2/10)
Sandoval budget assumes 10% cut to state, higher ed and furloughs (Las Vegas Sun, 12/2/10)
Economic Forum has spoken; tough choices come next (Las Vegas Sun, 12/2/10)
Oh, the lessons Vegas could teach the world (Las Vegas Sun, 12/1/10)
Despite forecast showing $1 Billion less in budget, Sandoval says he won’t raise taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/1/10)
Business panel sets state revenue at $5.3 billion (Las Vegas Sun, 12/1/10)
Opinion: Sandoval is no Jim Gibbons, but is he Kenny Guinn? (Las Vegas Sun, 12/1/10)
Sandoval doesn’t think budget picture is as bleak as some predict (Record-Courier, 12/1/10)
NOVEMBER 2010
Sandoval goes to DC (Las Vegas Sun, 11/30/10)
International study ranks LV 5th worst economy in world, says recovery prospects dim (LA Times, 11/30/10)
State budget in hands of Economic Forum (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/30/10)
Sandoval names 29-member transition team (Nevada News Bureau, 11/29/10)
Polished knife sill cuts deep into state’s budget (Las Vegas Sun, 11/28/10)
Republicans play catch-up to lure Hispanic voters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/28/10)
Why Latinos vote for Democrats (Las Vegas City Life, 11/28/10)
GOP NV legislators look old, white, male (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/26/10)
NV jobless rate drops for first time since 2007 (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/22/10)
Opinion: Sandoval to the rescue (Las Vegas City Life, 11/18/10)
Clark County schools facing $150M budget pinch; 2,000 job cuts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/18/10)
Reid spokesman says some federal relief possible for state budget woes (Las Vegas Sun, 11/18/10)
Medicaid, jobless claims squeeze NV budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/17/10)
Sandoval seeks Harry Reid’s help in saving state $320 million (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/17/10) +++
State could be on hook for $320M without federal changes (Las Vegas Sun, 11/17/10)
Huge number of rookies in NV govt will face daunting budget challenge (Las Vegas Sun, 11/17/10)  +++
Sandoval asks citizens for reform ideas (Las Vegas Sun, 11/17/10)
Sandoval’s predecessors share thoughts on running state (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/14/10)
Source: Harry Reid considered not running for 5th term (Las Vegas Sun, 11/12/10)
Public pension reform will be issue in 2011 legislative session (Nevada News Bureau, 11/12/10) +++
Sandoval says attracting new businesses to NV a top priority (Nevada News Bureau, 11/10/10)
Aide says Sandoval may try to grab school, local govt funds (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/10/10)
Sandoval positive about state budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/10/10)
Expect Sandoval to flex his newfound political capital on his anti-tax pledge (Las Vegas Sun, 11/10/10)  +++
OCTOBER 2010
State parties in high-stakes fight over state senate contests (Nevada News Bureau, 10/28/10)
Sandoval: Let local governments raise taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 10/19/10)
Woman says she worked for Sandoval illegally (KTVN Reno, 10/11/10)
Governor’s race tightens as budget debate avoided (Las Vegas Sun, 10/5/10)
Many in poll favor higher taxes to help solve Nevada’s budget problems (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/4/10)
SEPTEMBER 2010
Business group sees tax hike on horizon; opposes major overhaul of NV revenue structure (Nevada News Bureau, 9/28/10)
Taxes look inevitable for a balanced budget (Las Vegas Sun, 9/28/10)
Rory’s law partner refutes claims political ad makes about banking bill (Las Vegas Sun, 9/27/10)
The increasing possibility of two Reids winning (Las Vegas Sun, 9/26/10)
GOP blames gerrymandering for Dems hold on NV legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 9/26/10)
RGA returns; still doesn’t like Rory (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/24/10)
Rory Reid says he won’t cut college funds (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/24/10)
Reid releases higher education plan (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/23/10)
The fallout from Rory Reid’s attack ad (Las Vegas Sun, 9/22/10)
Sandoval breaks bank silence…barely (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/22/10)
Reid ad has unintended consequences (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/20/10)
Reid, Sandoval launch attack ads (Las Vegas Sun, 9/20/10)
Assembly Majority Leader wants to eliminate NV revenue volatility, teacher tenure (Nevada News Bureau, 9/20/10)
Reid goes after Sandoval over lobbyists (Las Vegas Sun, 9/18/10)
Rory Reid, Sandoval trade lobbying barbs (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/17/10)
Celebrities of culture, comedy and politics like Rory Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/17/10)
Rory refuses to acknowledge he’d sign a tax increase (Las Vegas Sun, 9/17/10)
Reid attacks Sandoval over lobbyists (Las Vegas City Life, 9/16/10)
Reid ties Sandoval to lobbyists, Sandoval says “you, too!” (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/16/10)
Reid launches new ad attacking Sandoval for lobbyist ties (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/10)
Rory goes after Clinton mojo (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/16/10)
Sandoval camp prepares for attack (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/15/10)
Clinton stumps for Rory, weighs in on economy (Las Vegas Sun, 9/15/10)
Reid reverses course, says he will sign tax budget (Las Vegas City Life, 9/15/10)
Can Clinton jolt Reid’s campaign? (KVVU, 9/15/10)
B. Clinton urges R. Reid supporters to ‘talk to people’ (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/15/10)
Unemployed voters could decided tight political races (Scrippsnews, 9/14/10)
Reid budget proposal stirs skepticism (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/13/10)
Sandoval, Rory aren’t alike on taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/12/10)
Reid attacks Sandoval over school vouchers (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/11/10)
Sandoval keeps large lead in governor’s race (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/11/10)
Sandoval flip-flops on vouchers? (Las Vegas City Life, 9/10/10)
Rove rides to the rescue of NV’s GOP (Las Vegas Sun, 9/5/10)
Rory’s plan to reinvent Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/3/10)
Opinion: What about Rory? (Reno News Review, 9/2/10)
NV Sen and Guber races affected most by GOP enthusiasm edge (Washington Post, 9/2/10)
Editorial: Gov debate was a disappointment (Reno News Review, 9/2/10)
NV Democrats’ desperate attempt to link all the GOP (Las Vegas Sun, 9/1/10)
School vouchers debated in gov’s race (KLAS, 9/1/10)
AUGUST 2010
Latino Sandoval walking a tightrope in Nevada guber race (LA Times, 8/31/10)
Angle says Sandoval could have told governor ‘no’ in 2003 over tax lawsuit (Las Vegas Sun, 8/31/10)
Three former govs told biz leaders new taxes needed (Las Vegas Sun, 8/30/10)
Reid, Sandoval debate education in first head-to-head (Nevada News Bureau, 8/30/10)
Pre-debate poll shows Sandoval  holding lead (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/30/10)
Candidates spar on education (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/30/10)
Debate aftermath: where’s the money for schools? (Las Vegas City Life, 8/30/10)
Reid playing catch-up in tonight’s debate (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/29/10)
New poll shows Reid can’t gain ground on Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/28/10)
Reid budget plan gets favorable response as theory, but details lacking (Nevada News Bureau, 8/27/10)
In Nevada, ‘No One’ is someone to watch (New York Times, 8/27/10)
Reid outlines plan for budget (Nevada Appeal, 8/27/10)
Rory Reid’s budget plan isn’t a bad place to start (Las Vegas City Life, 8/26/10)
Rory reveals plan to attract attention to widely ignored campaign (Las Vegas Gleaner, 8/26/10)
NV budget expert says sales tax on services one way to balance budget (Nevada News Bureau, 8/25/10)
What will voters hear when Rory and Sandoval debate? (Las Vegas Sun, 8/25/10)
Debate organizers defend barring minor party guber candidates (Lahontan Valley News, 8/24/10)
GOP caucus discusses increasing sales tax, lowering business taxes (Nevada News Bureau, 8/24/10)
The son tries to rise (Politico, 8/23/10)
Nevada’s worst-in-the-nation unemployment rate probable exceeds 20% (Nevada News Bureau, 8/21/10)
Three debates not enough, Rory says (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/20/10)
Sandoval takes swipe at Rory’s voting record (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/20/10)
Reid debates cardboard cutout of Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 8/20/10)
In web ad, Rory criticizes Sandoval’s integrity (Las Vegas Sun, 8/20/10)
Labor activist to stump for Rory (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/19/10)
Angle ad takes aim at both Reids (Fox5Vegas, 8/16/10)
Sandoval takes Rory’s debate bait (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/16/10)
What schedules say about candidates (Las Vegas Sun, 8/15/10)
Poll: Sandoval still in control, Rory faces uphill battle (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/14/10)
Ralston: It’s hard to dodge candidates’ verbal gaffes (Las Vegas Sun, 8/13/10)
Guber candidates hold impromptu mini-debate (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/12/10)
Sandoval: three questions = a debate (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/12/10)
Beyond the gaffes, candidates diverge in wooing Nevada’s Hispanic vote (Washington Post, 8/12/10)
Sandoval, Rory Reid debate — sort of (KVVU, 8/11/10)
Opinion: Rory Reid fires first shot (This is Reno, 8/11/10)
If husband wins, Kathleen Sandoval plans to keep charity job (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/11/10)
Reid: state has more options than just cut or tax (Nevada Appeal, 8/11/10)
Rory Reid stays firm on no new tax stance (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/11/10)
Gibbons evaluating strings tied to federal support before taking money (Nevada News Bureau, 8/11/10)
Rory calls for reform and consolidation to balance state budget (Nevada News Bureau, 8/11/10)
Rory Reid instigates impromptu debate with Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/11/10)
Ralston: Sandoval, Reid need to address budget honestly (Las Vegas Sun, 8/11/10)
Nevada incomes dive (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/10/10)
Budget director says major changes needed to fund govt services (Nevada News Bureau, 8/10/10)
Rory Reid releases Spanish-language ad (Fox5Vegas, 8/9/10)
Rory Reid focuses on small business issues (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/9/10)
Should Nevada balance budget by raiding local govt coffers? (MyNews4, 8/9/10)
Sandoval sticks to script: cuts will balance budget (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/8/10)
Reid, Sandoval agree to debate (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/7/10)
NV budget director paints grim picture (Nevada News Bureau, 8/6/10)
A frank discussion is missing the governor’s race (Las Vegas Sun, 8/6/10)
Records don’t show how much Rory’s staffers earn individually (Las Vegas Sun, 8/4/10)
Poll shows Sandoval up 11 on Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/4/10)
County, firefighters union spar over contract negotiations (Las Vegas Sun, 8/3/10)
Reid, Sandoval agree – don’t raise taxes in 2011 (Nevada News & Views, 8/3/10)
Poll: NV GOPers more energized than Democrats (CNN, 8/3/10)
Columnist who used disputed Sandoval quote has column discontinued (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/2/10)
The gubernatorial campaign’s latest detour (Las Vegas Sun, 8/1/10)
LV Sun puts guber wannabes in the hot seat (Las Vegas Sun, 8/1/10)
Lofty goals, few specifics from Rory and Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 8/1/10)
JULY 2010
Nonpartisan voters ready to wield clout in Nov races (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/31/10)
Firefighters take battle with R. Reid to voters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/30/10)
Reid: Sandoval can’t even spell ‘honesty’ (This is Reno, 7/30/10)
Sandoval catching fire for comments on his kids and AZ immigration law (LA Times, 7/30/10)
Sandoval: ‘my children don’t look Hispanic’ (Mother Jones, 7/30/10)
New poll shows Sandoval dominating R. Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/30/10)
GOP lawmaker wants NV to refuse to pay for incomplete tax report (Las Vegas City Life, 7/30/10)
Opinion: Sandoval again lies to Nevadans on statewide TV (This is Reno, 7/29/10)
Controversial tax review will not be completed (Las Vegas City Life,7/29/10)
Rory struggles to stand out in bid for governor (Las Vegas Sun, 7/29/10)
Rasmussen: Reid closing on Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/29/10)
Goodman still mum on endorsement for governor (Las Vegas Sun, 7/29/10)
Claims of deep teacher layoffs under Sandoval based on ‘what ifs’ (Las Vegas Sun, 7/29/10)
Rory fires back at firefighters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/28/10)
Harry Reid, Gibbons trade blame over loss of Race to the Top funds (Las Vegas Sun, 7/28/10)
Rory Reid’s teacher layoff figure disputed (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/28/10)
Sandoval: I never said my kids don’t look Hispanic (Las Vegas Sun, 7/28/10)
Tea Party group touts Sandoval, criticizes Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/27/10)
Commentary: NV needs more equitable tax system for business (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 7/27/10)
Glimmer of hope for tax revenues, challenges still loom over next budget cycle (Nevada News Bureau, 7/27/10)
Rory Reid hampered by his last name (LA Times, 7/26/10)
Lawmakers support expansion of NV legislature as part of 2011 redistricting (Nevada News Bureau, 7/21/10)
On campaign trail, Sandoval calls Rory ‘devastating’ for NV, if elected (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 7/21/10)
Guber hopefuls court Hispanic voters (KLAS, 7/21/10)
Where’s the fire? Rory being pursued by firefighters union (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/21/10)
Firefighters’ ad attacks Rory for mothballing rescue unit (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/21/10)
Sandoval keeps double-digit lead (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/16/10)
What’s in a name? Rory Reid will find out (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/15/10)
Rory blasts Sandoval, outlines platform on campaign trail (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 7/15/10)
Sandoval claims to be negotiating debates, Rory says it isn’t so (CarsonNow.org, 7/13/10)
State tax revenues com in $100M above projections (Nevada News Bureau, 7/13/10)
New Rory Reid website put personal perspective on teacher cuts (This is Reno, 7/13/10)
Republicans call for unity at state convo (Las Vegas Sun, 7/10/10)
Sandoval: ‘I ain’t no senator’s son’ (Las Vegas Sun, 7/10/10)
Rory gets tough in new ads on state education (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/9/10)
Sandoval turns his back to Rory’s bite (Las Vegas Sun, 7/7/10)
Reid camp accuses Sandoval of proposing teacher layoffs (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/6/10)
Guber candidates square off over education (KLAS, 7/5/10)
Guber hopefuls remain vague on state budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/5/10)
GOP lawmaker admits taxes ‘probably’ coming in 2011 (Las Vegas City Life, 7/4/10)
GOP Assembly leader says GOP needs ‘superminority’ to avert Dem tax hikes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/3/10)
Gibbons insists executive branch will not participate in budget review (Nevada News Bureau, 7/3/10)
Rory’s quirky interview with AOL.com (AOLNews, 7/3/10)
Muth: Sandoval’s education plan should excite NV’s parents (Nevada Appeal, 7/2/10)
Gibbons rejects lawmakers’ demand to participate in budget review (Las Vegas Sun, 7/2/10)
GOP narrows gap in voter registration in June (Nevada News Bureau, 7/2/10)
JUNE 2010
Sandoval lays out education plan, backs vouchers (Las Vegas Sun, 6/29/10)
Gibbons digs in for final months of term (Las Vegas Sun, 6/29/10)
Will firefighters union endorse Sandoval over Rory? (Las Vegas Sun, 6/28/10)
IN RESPONSE: Defending local firefighters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/27/10)
Rory trailing GOP’s Sandoval in Gov race (Politics Daily, 6/26/10)
Opinion: Muth- ‘kick-the-can budgeting’ got us into this mess (Nevada Appeal, 6/25/10)
His last name is Reid; Just call him Rory (New York Times, 6/25/10)
His last name is Reid; just call him Rory (New York Times, 6/25/10)
Rory keeps heat on Sandoval with first TV ad (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/23/10)
Group appeals injunction against pro-Sandoval ads (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/23/10)
Reid working to provoke Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 6/22/10)
Gibbons’ Legal Defense Fund dried up along with campaign contributions (Nevada News Bureau, 6/24/10)
Opinion: Will there be any substance in this cycle of rhetoric? (Las Vegas Sun, 6/23/10)
RGA discloses call to Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/21/10)
Business group endorses Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/21/10)
Teachers union back Rory Reid despite differences over taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 6/20/10)
NV teacher’s union wants to change R. Reid’s view on education funding (Reno Gazette Journal, 6/18/10)
R.Reid calls NV’s education ranking “shocking” (Nevada Appeal, 6/17/10)
Education at center of Reid’s guber candidacy (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/16/10)
R.Reid says firefighters are resorting to “scare tactic” in attack ad (Las Vegas Sun, 6/15/10)
RGA schemed to defeat Gibbons in primary (National Journal, 6/14/10)
Sandoval bridges GOP worlds (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/14/10)
GOP leaders – outsiders and establishment (Reno Gazette Journal, 6/13/10)
Top Democrats hampered by “none of the above” votes (Reno Gazette Journal, 6/12/10)
Sandoval polling well, R. Reid working hard (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/11/10)
Sandoval promises no new taxes (KLAS, 6/9/10)
Sandoval defeats Gibbons, “We did it!” (Las Vegas Sun, 6/8/10)
Gibbons remains confident of chances (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/8/10)
Empty coffers final nail in Gibbons’ coffin (Las Vegas Sun, 6/6/10)
Sandoval maintains lead over Gibbons (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/5/10)
Proof that Sandoval sued for higher taxes (Las Vegas City Life, 6/4/10)
GOP guber hopefuls in rough financial shape (KLAS, 6/3/10)
Gibbons raises $178K in donations (Nevada Appeal, 6/3/10)
Win or lose, Gibbons plans to celebrate (Reno Gazette Journal, 6/3/10)
Judge rules Sandoval ads cannot run until group registers with state (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/2/10)
New Sandoval ad swings left, then right (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/2/10)
Anti-Sandoval group raises $1.2 million (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/2/10)
Gibbons spent more than he raised in 2010 (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/2/10)
Reid raises $4.4M, leads Sandoval in money chase (Las Vegas Sun, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Montandon’s missed chance at governor’s office? (Las Vegas Sun, 5/31/10)
Campaign attacks intensify with extreme “oppo” drops (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/31/10)
Embattled governor has piloted state through deepest recession (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/30/10)
NV Tea Party group endorses Gibbons (Las Vegas Sun, 5/28/10)
Gibbons gets pro-life support (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/28/10)
The season for reasonable partisanship is here (Reno News Review, 5/27/10)
Gibbons wins law enforcement endorsement (Nevada Appeal, 5/26/10)
Republicans see big early voting in primary (Nevada Appeal, 5/26/10)
Pro-Sandoval group violated election laws by airing ad (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/24/10)
Anti-Sandoval group spends big money, airs new ad (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/24/10)
Governor’s race – trust and taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/23/10)
Sandoval: Governor must lead economic diversification (Nevada Appeal, 5/21/10)
Gibbons: Up for challenge of reinventing govt (Nevada Appeal, 5/20/10)
Montandon: economic crisis is opportunity for change (Nevada Appeal, 5/19/10)
Clark County approves budget without layoffs despite shortfall (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/17/10)
Montandon plugging away, searching for 64K GOP votes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/16/10)
Gibbons’ time as governor is just about up (Las Vegas Sun, 5/16/10)
Uncertainty & fear as Nevada primaries approach (Reno Gazette-Journal, 5/16/10)
Rory Reid waiting in the wings for the white hot spotlight (Nevada News and Views, 5/16/10)
Gibbons’ intense desire for privacy conflicts with job requirements (Las Vegas Sun, 5/16/10)
Editorial: Common sense for state’s future (Las Vegas Sun, 5/16/10)
Opinion: Which parties primaries are poison? (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/16/10)
Gibbons AWOL while state was in crisis (Las Vegas Sun, 5/16/10)
Citizens group backs off any tax increases (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/15/10)
RGA: R. Reid wants to raise taxes (LV City Life, 5/14/10)
Sandoval maintains lead (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/14/10)
Sandoval’s electability trumps tea party racism (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/14/10)
Sandoval maintains big lead over Gibbons (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/14/10)
85% of GOP voters support AZ-style immigration bill (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/13/10)
Group proposing tax, government overhaul (Huffington Post, 5/12/10)
Scent of fear in the air for Republicans (Las Vegas Sun, 5/12/10)
State braces to bay hundreds of millions in corporate tax refunds (Las Vegas Sun, 5/12/10)
Higher taxes, other steps urged to improve Nevadans’ lives (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/11/10)
Gibbons proposes plan to open union negotiations to the public (Las Vegas Sun, 5/10/10)
“Forceful” leaders chart “fearless” course (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/10/10)
Gibbons campaign stumbles again (Las Vegas Sun, 5/9/10)
Dabbling in identity politics backfires for Gibbons campaign (Reno Gazette Journal, 5/9/10)
Ties to powerful business interests power Sandoval’s rise (Las Vegas Sun, 5/9/10)
Nevada Gov revives left-for-dead campaign (Los Angeles Times, 5/9/10)
Can Sandoval’s star keep rising? (Las Vegas Sun, 5/9/10)
Opinion: Why have Arizona’s issues usurped Nevada’s in Silver State elections? (Las Vegas Sun, 5/9/10)
Sandoval flees the center (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/7/10)
Kissing, tell and tired metaphors another week in Nevada politics (Las Vegas Sun, 5/7/10)
Gibbons’ “other woman” shares her side of the story (Chico News & Review, 5/6/10)
Gibbons compares Sandoval to Nazis (Las Vegas Sun, 5/6/10)
Gibbons digs up old quote to call Sandoval an anti-Semite (Nevada Appeal, 5/6/10)
Gibbons: Sandoval would “promote ethnic bias” (Las Vegas Sun, 5/5/10)
Tarnish on the glitter of Lowden and Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 5/5/10)
GOPers and Nazis (LVCityLife, 5/5/10)
Gibbons takes to radio airwaves (Las Vegas Sun, 5/4/10)
Gibbons goes after “spend-it-all” Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 5/4/10)
Gibbons won’t call special session on immigration (Fox5Vegas, 5/4/10)
Opinion: Gibbons campaign a parody (Reno Gazette Journal, 5/2/10)
Sandoval takes hits from the left and the right (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/2/10)
How Sandoval opened the door to a Rory victory (Las Vegas Sun, 5/2/10)
GOP’s immigration views may cost Hispanic votes (Reno Gazette Journal, 5/2/10)
APRIL 2010
Gibbons, Ensign mocked after appearing on TIME’s “Least Influential” list (Fox5Vegas, 4/30/10)
Montandon’s new media dreaming (Nevada News Bureau, 4/30/10)
Opinion: The GOP’s ugly choice in guber primary (Nevada Appeal, 4/30/10)
Reid should root for Gibbons (CQ Politics, 4/30/10)
Montandon trying to be the only electable conservative (Cranky Hermit, 4/29/10)
OPINION: Sandoval’s the real deal (Reno News Review, 4/29/10)
Gibbons opts out of high-risk insurance pool (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/29/10)
Which way will the Nevada GOP go? (Reno Gazette Journal, 4/27/10)
As GOP candidates endorse AZ immigration law, racial profiling becomes campaign issue (Las Vegas Sun, 4/27/10)
Gibbons blames federal officials for immigration problem (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/26/10)
Higher education group to endorse Reid for governor (Las Vegas Sun, 4/26/10)
Gibbons: NV doesn’t need AZ-type immigration law (Nevada Appeal, 4/26/10)
Reids mix up Clark County Dem convo (Mohave Daily News, 4/25/10)
Rory Reid may be real winner of GOP’s guber debate (Las Vegas Sun, 4/25/10)
Nevada’s libertarian streak clashes with state’s hunger for federal funds (Las Vegas Sun, 4/25/10)
GOP hopefuls spar over who opposes new taxes the most (Nevada Appeal, 4/24/10)
At Reno forum, GOP hopefuls find themselves in agreement (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/24/10)
GOP trio speak at forum (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/23/10)
With another budget crisis looming, group prioritizes state services (Las Vegas Sun, 4/23/10)
GOP candidates spar in Reno (Reno Gazette Journal, 4/23/10)
Gibbons has no comment on being named USA’s worst guv, then comments (LA Times, 4/22/10)
Opinion: Gibbons needs to stop the grandstanding (Tahoe Bonanza, 4/20/10)
Gibbons: “health care defense fund” surpasses goal (Las Vegas Sun, 4/20/10)
Montandon could cancel out Gibbons, propelling Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 4/19/10)
Sandoval uses Dem attacks for fundraising (Nevada Appeal, 4/19/10)
Montandon making Gibbons’ pursuit of GOP nod more difficult (Reno Gazette Journal, 4/18/10)
Admiring the Tea Party’s passion, if not it’s knowledge (Las Vegas Sun, 4/16/10)
Editorial: Getting beyond the GOP’s “No new taxes” rhetoric would help NV diversify (Las Vegas Sun, 4/16/10)
GOP candidates try to tap into Tea Party rallies (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/16/10)
Rory Reid’s ties to Dem attacks on Sandoval become clearer (Nevada Governor 2010, 4/15/10)
Sandoval has unusual primary foe: Democrats (Las Vegas Sun, 4/15/10)
Sandoval answers questions on taxes, budgets and education (Nevada News Bureau, 4/14/10)
An issue Sandoval would rather forget (Las Vegas Sun, 4/14/10)
Unusual attacks already starting in guber race (8NewsNow, 4/13/10)
Dem group launches attack ad on Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 4/12/10)
Montandon hails “nuclear week” (Las Vegas Sun, 4/12/10)
Dems claim Montandon’s ad breaks federal campaign law (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/12/10)
Poll results reveal candidates deep negatives (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/12/10)
Montandon supports reviving Yucca Mountain (Fox5Vegas, 4/11/10)
Imagining Nevada’s GOP guber debate (Las Vegas Sun, 4/11/10)
Ensign hears the calls to quit, but is that the right move? (Las Vegas Sun, 4/11/10)
Sandoval leads in primary and general guber race (Politics Daily, 4/11/10)
Sandoval pulling away from Reid in newest poll (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/10/10)
NV Dems file FEC complaint against Montandon (Nevada Appeal, 4/8/10)
Gibbons, unedited (Politico, 4/8/10)
Gibbons starts “Constitution Defense Fund” (8NewsNow, 4/8/10)
Gibbons issues Exec Order to hire Special Counsel health care challenge (State Column, 4/7/10)
Editorial: GOP candidates ignore the reality of NV’s antiquated tax structure (Las Vegas Sun, 4/7/10)
Sandoval rolls out first TV ad of campaign (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/7/10)
Gibbons positions himself as the anti-health care reform crusader (Las Vegas Sun, 4/6/10)
Montandon: Sandoval is not a conservative (Nevada Governor 2010, 4/6/10)
Reid The Younger struggling in Guber race (Politics Daily, 4/6/10)
Sandoval lays claim to anti-tax allegiance (Las Vegas Sun, 4/6/10)
Committee formed to run ads against Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 4/6/10)
Guber candidates weigh in on public employee pensions issues (Nevada News Bureau, 4/5/10)
State GOP in search of a leader at a critical time (Las Vegas Sun, 4/5/10)
An Ensign indictment would reverberate through Nevada politics (Las Vegas Sun, 4/4/10)
Reid battling his name ID in gov contest (Daily Caller, 4/3/10)
Stances on taxes proves a delicate balancing act (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/2/10)
MARCH 2010
Reid’s budget silence fuels foes (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/31/10)
The estranged first lady starts her own radio show (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/30/10)
AG Masto won’t file lawsuit over health care (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/30/10)
Gore urges Dems to remain united at fundraiser (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/27/10)
Democrats celebrate successes at annual fundraiser (Las Vegas Sun, 3/27/10)
Elected agency heads defy Gibbons over budget cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 3/27/10)
Sons of famous fathers seek office throughout the West (San Jose Mercury News, 3/27/10)
Gibbons sets deadline for AG to file health care lawsuit (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/25/10)
On second thought, Sandoval supports joining health care lawsuit (Las Vegas Sun, 3/24/10)
Reid unveils education plan (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/23/10)
In Nevada, GOP stands for “Getting Outta Politics” (Las Vegas Sun, 3/21/10)
Ensign’s refusal to resign hurts many in his circle (Las Vegas Sun, 3/19/10)
Gibbons solicits donations, offers bus trip to Tea Party (Las Vegas Sun, 3/18/10)
Gibbons: Uncertain tax situation hurting NV’s ability to attract business (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/18/10)
Gibbons: Shortfall will transform the look of state govt (Las Vegas Sun, 3/18/10)
Sandoval portrays job-hopping as a strength for his candidacy (Las Vegas Sun, 3/17/10)
Tweaking the odds on 2010 elections (Las Vegas Sun, 3/17/10)
Would you call him a quitter? (CQ Politics, 3/17/10)
Gibbons creates education task force (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/15/10)
Gibbons signs budget bill (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/13/10)
Governor takes credit for special session (Pahrump Valley Times, 3/12/10)
Newly energized governor hits campaign trail (Las Vegas Sun, 3/12/10)
Gibbons vetoes 4-10 work week plan, despite previous support (Nevada Appeal, 3/21/10)
Gibbons files campaign papers, confident about chances (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/12/10)
Reids file for offices (Nevada Appeal, 3/10/10)
E-Interview with Mike Montandon (Nevada News & Views, 3/8/10)
Gibbons to veto furlough bill (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/8/10)
Rory Reid falls further behind in gov contest (Rasmussen, 3/7/10)
Gibbons stalls on signing special session bills (Las Vegas Now, Channel 8, 3/4/10)
Nevada GOPers giddy about 2010 prospects (Pahrump Valley Times, 3/3/10)
Gibbons proposing big changes in higher education system (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/3/10)
Gibbons plays surprising role in forging compromise in special session (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/2/10)
Legislators vow tax system overhaul (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/2/10)
Party rival challenges Gibbons (Wall Street Journal, 3/2/10)
Political expert praises Gibbons for leadership during special session (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/1/10)
Sandoval officially files campaign papers (Reno Gazette Journal, 3/1/10)
Special session: winners and losers emerge (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/1/10)
Legislature quiet in wake of special session (Nevada Appeal, 3/1/10)
Sandoval launches candidacy, won’t sign Tax Pledge (Las Vegas Sun, 3/1/10)
FEBRUARY 2010
Cultivating conservatives in small town Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 2/28/10)
Sandoval leads in GOP primary, but Gibbons gaining (Politics Daily, 2/26/10)
Gibbons facing difficult campaign ahead – but gaining on Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/26/10)
Budget crunch a campaign snare (Las Vegas Sun, 2/26/10)
Gibbons down, but closing (Politico, 2/26/10)
Gibbons not dead yet (National Journal, 2/26/10)
Strategy to override potential vetoes on tap (Nevada News Bureau, 2/25/10)
Gibbons meets with GOP leg leaders, against any increase in business taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/25/10)
Senate leader lashes out at Gibbons (Reno Gazette Journal, 2/24/10)
Gibbons brings woman named in divorce papers on DC trip (Washington Post, 2/24/10)
Gibbons, legislature may be heading to constitutional showdown (Reno Gazette Journal, 2/24/10)
Gibbons confronted at Reno airport (Politico, 2/24/10)
Gibbons budget plan risky in election year (Las Vegas Sun, 2/24/10)
Nevada legislature begins special session on budget crisis (Washington Post, 2/23/10)
Gibbons claims to have been celibate for 15 years (Huffington Post, 2/23/10)
Poll shows mass of dejected voters puts incumbents at risk (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/22/10)
Nevada’s potential dynasties (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/21/10)
Rory Reid touts economic plan on campaign through rural Nevada (Reno Gazette Journal, 2/19/10)
Two Democrats break ranks, advocate tax hikes (Las Vegas Sun, 2/13/10)

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