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Nevada Governor: Don't Pick Me for Court

Republican Brian Sandoval takes his name out of the running

(Newser) - The White House can stop vetting Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval: The Republican said Thursday that he's taking his name out of the running for Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court, reports USA Today . Sandoval's name surfaced Wednesday in multiple reports, with the White House apparently leaking... More »

Nevada Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

It won't hold up in federal court, state decides

(Newser) - A step forward for gay rights in Nevada, though same-sex weddings in Las Vegas may still be some time off: The state has a constitutional ban on gay marriage that was approved by voters in 2002 but it has decided that it won't defend it before a federal appeals... More »

Minorities Win Big in GOP Wave

...Except in the Senate

(Newser) - Minority candidates rode the Republican wave to some historic victories last night. Republicans, who haven’t had a black lawmaker in Congress since 2003, fielded 14 black House candidates this year, the AP notes. Two of those candidates—Tim Scott in South Carolina and Allen West in Florida—will be... More »

GOP Grabs 10 Democratic Governorships

Also, Nikki Haley wins in South Carolina

(Newser) - Republicans captured governorships that had been held by Democrats in Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Ohio, Iowa, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. In other big races, Nikki Haley won in South Carolina, Jan Brewer won in Arizona, and Harry Reid's son lost in Nevada. GOP highlights below; see Democratic highlights... 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 »

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