Election 2012

Big Bucks Flow Into NV State Senate Race

Both major parties want control


Voters all over America are ready for Campaign 2012 to be over. But those in Reno, Nevada, may be a little readier than most. Besides being inundated with ads for the presidential and U.S. Senate elections, they are the targets in a state legislative campaign that is spending lavish sums of money. Lavish, at least, for this part of the country.

It's not hard to figure out why. Democrats hold an 11-10 advantage in the Nevada Senate. Republicans hold the marginal 15th District, which both sides see as pivotal to controlling the chamber.