(CNN) - Some big names are headed to Nevada to help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he fights for his political life.
Former President Bill Clinton teams up with the top Senate Democrat Tuesday night. The former president joins Reid at what's being called a "pre-early vote" campaign rally at a high school in Las Vegas. Early voting for the midterm elections begins in Nevada on Saturday.
The four-term senator is being challenged by former Nevada state lawmaker and Republican nominee Sharron Angle, who enjoys the backing of many in the Tea Party movement.
The most recent surveys of likely Nevada voters suggest the race is deadlocked.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released last Wednesday, 42 percent of likely voters in Nevada are backing Angle, with four in ten supporting Reid. Seven percent of people questioned are supporting Scott Ashjian, who is running as a Tea Party candidate, but who is shunned by many in the grassroots conservative moment, and 10 percent say they are voting for none of the candidates listed. Angle's two point advantage is well within the poll's sampling error.
And next week President Barack Obama heads to Nevada to team up with Reid.
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