Last day of early voting in Nevada special election
September 9th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Last day of early voting in Nevada special election

Washington (CNN) – Early voting for the Sept. 13 special election in Nevada ends Friday and the candidates are making a last minute push to differentiae themselves.

Republican Mark Amodei branded Democrat Kate Marshall as a “rubber stamp” for Democrats in Washington. The ad features Marshall repeating phrases from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

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Amodei strikes a more positive tone and doesn’t mention Marshall in another ad.

With pictures of Obama, Biden and Reid on screen, Amodei says, "We were promised recovery. We've been given misery. Let's get Washington's attention."

Marshall struck back against Amodei, challenging his position on Medicare and a vote Amodei cast to raise his salary when he served in the State Senate.

“When you work for government you are there for the people. You work for them. They pay you with their tax dollars. You should never abuse that,” Marshall says.

All ads have been running since Wednesday.

Early voting has been steady and as of Thursday 20,038 registered Democrats have voted compared to 32,068 registered Republicans. Non-affiliated voters have cast 7,208 votes so far.

Dean Heller (R-Nev.) formerly represented Nevada’s second district, but after former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) resigned, Heller was appointed by Republican Governor Mark Sandovall to replace Ensign in the Senate.

Created on January 3, 1983, the district has never been represented by a Democrat.


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  1. lloyd roberts

    They will just rubber stamp another fake, late comer, "I'm a conservative ya betcha", republican regardless if his last name was Stalin, Mao, Castro, "I slept with my best friends wife", Ensign. Don't forget, the repubs are the family values folks, blindly disregarding any truthfulness what so ever

    September 9, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Shouldn't they be putting former Sen. Ensign through the same trials and tribulations as former Sen. Edwards? Because it might take out another Republican senator?

    September 9, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. kurtinco

    Republicans are not nice people.

    September 9, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |