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Trump: I Handed Romney Nevada Landslide

The Donald tells 'Fox and Friends' he'll take credit for Mitt's victory

(Newser) - Mitt Romney easily won in Nevada Saturday—a result he had also achieved in 2008 , and a feat that the polls (and Newt Gingrich ) predicted before Donald Trump endorsed Romney . But never mind all that, Trump is just going to take credit for the victory. "There was a... More »

How Newt Can Rebound From Florida

Politico, strategists discuss what speaker must do

(Newser) - Newton Leroy Gingrich got drubbed pretty soundly in Florida, and it'll be nearly a month before the next major primaries. What's an ex-speaker to do? Politico weighs in:
  • Have a big idea: Newt's message was all over the place in Florida. "When he wasn’t calling
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Trump to Endorse Gingrich—or Romney

And Rick Santorum picks up Sharron Angle's support

(Newser) - Leave it to Donald Trump to infuse Election 2012 with the eau de reality TV: The real estate mogul and self-styled GOP kingmaker yesterday promised a "major announcement" today, which was widely reported to be an endorsement of Newt Gingrich. Except now Politico , Drudge , and CNN are reporting that... More »

NH Warns Nation: We'll Go as Early as Dec. 6

It's all Nevada's fault, top election official says

(Newser) - New Hampshire may be forced to hold its GOP primary as early as Dec. 6, and it will be all Nevada's fault for moving up its caucus date , the Granite State's top election official warns. Secretary of State William Gardner says New Hampshire has no intention of surrendering... More »

Harry Reid Has Lucked Out

Tea Party has handed embattled majority leader a 'softball' opponent

(Newser) - The Tea Party movement may have just saved Harry Reid's bacon, writes Dana Milbank. The Senate majority leader was widely seen as a dead man walking not so long ago, but now Nevada's Republican Party has chosen Sharron Angle —whose policies include bringing more nuclear waste to the state,... More »

Tea Party Choice to Face Reid in Nevada

Outsider Angle wins GOP Senate nomination

(Newser) - Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has won the Republican nomination for US Senate in Nevada, setting up an epic showdown with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Angle, a former state assemblywoman, took the nomination after a tough primary in which opponents painted the outsider as too extreme to appeal to... More »

Both Reids Win in Nevada

GOP ousts Gov. Jim Gibbons

(Newser) - Nevada's Republicans have ditched scandal-plagued Gov. Jim Gibbons after one term in favor of former federal judge Brian Sandoval. Sandoval will face Rory Reid, who won the Democratic primary, the Wall Street Journal reports. Rory is the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who cruised to victory in his... More »

Buckle Up for the Biggest Pre-November Election

Blanche Lincoln, Nikki Haley, and Meg Whitman center stage

(Newser) - Voters will weigh in on a host of fascinating primary races today, in the biggest day of voting we’ll get before the November midterms. Politico breaks down the most interesting races to watch:
  • Arkansas: Blanche Lincoln could very well lose to Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, sending a message to
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Big States Could Be Tea Party's Undoing

Tomorrow's California primary race its first big test

(Newser) - The Tea Party better eat a good dinner and get a solid night's sleep, because its first major test is tomorrow: specifically, the Republican primary races in Nevada, where party favorite Sharron Angle is the likely winner, and California, where party-darling Chuck DeVore seems doomed to second place. Both races... More »

The 10 Most Important Primaries

Perry and KBH face off; Tea Party mounts challenge in Fla.

(Newser) - The 2010 primaries will see the GOP repairing its identity and soul-searching among Democrats. The 10 most important races, according to Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post :
  1. Texas governor, R: Rick Perry is running for an unprecedented third term, and voters seem to approve. But Kay Bailey Hutchison is a
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Latinos the Wild Card in Nevada

Immigration debate has unnerved many

(Newser) - Hispanic voters could be key next November because they form a significant  minority of eligible voters in states President Bush won by less than 5% four years ago—Florida, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Saturday's Nevada caucus is expected to offer important insight into how Hispanics will vote in November,... More »

Kerry Deplores Nevada Lawsuit

Ex-candidate condemns attempt to shut down some caucus sites

(Newser) - John Kerry came out swinging today against voter suppression, insisting on Talking Points Memo Cafe that all Democrats reject a lawsuit that would block special caucus sites for Las Vegas Strip workers. The Obama booster didn’t call out the Clinton campaign by name, but said “certain tactics make... More »

Yucca Nuclear Waste Plan Mushrooms in Nevada Race

Dems weigh in as local issue goes national

(Newser) - Yucca Mountain’s future as a nuclear waste burial ground is central to US energy policy—but first, the site north of Las Vegas has a key role in Saturday's Nevada Democratic primary. Despite environmentalists’ newfound respect for nuclear fuel, candidates are required to pledge opposition to the 30-year-old plan,... More »

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