Early Voting Shows GOP Surge in Nevada House Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican voters are trouncing their Democratic counterparts in Nevada's House special election.

The turnout could mean an easy win for Republican hopeful Mark Amodei on Tuesday.

He is running against Democrat Kate Marshall in the largely Republican district that has never elected a Democrat.

More than 40,000 Republicans cast ballots during the two-week early voting period that ended Friday. That's a large swath of the 75,000 votes cast overall.

Democrats make up only 25,600 of those votes.

The special election will fill a vacancy created when Republican Dean Heller was promoted from the House to the Senate in May to replace Republican John Ensign.

Ensign resigned over a sex scandal.

The winner will serve the remainder of Heller's term and must seek re-election in 2012 to keep the seat.

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