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3rd Congressional District race

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Political analysts are saying one of the closest high-profile races in the country on Nov. 4 will be Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race, featuring incumbent Republican Jon Porter, 53, who has been in the U.S. House since 2003, and Democratic challenger Dina Titus, 58, a Nevada state senator who is a UNLV political science professor.

Titus and Porter both easily won their party's respective nomination in the Aug. 12 primary. Here were the unofficial election results:


Jon Porter, 21,951 votes, 81.63 percent.

Jesse Law, 3,030 votes, 11.27 percent

Carl Bunce, 1,911 votes, 7.11 percent.


Alice Constadina "Dina" Titus, 22,228 votes, 84.71 percent.

Barry Michaels, 2,312 votes, 8.81 percent.

Anna Nevenic, 1,114 votes, 4.25 percent.

Carlo "Tex" Poliak, 587 votes, 2.24 percent.

The Nov. 4 general election ballot will also include these third-party candidates: Libertarian Joseph P. Silvestri; Green Party candidate Bob Giaquinta; Independent American Party candidate Floyd Fitzgibbons and independent Jeffery C. Reeves.

(Below are recent Sun stories, blogs, videos and Face to Face videos about the candidates and the races.)

Archive highlights

Titus may give Porter a run for his money

Wed, Apr 30, 2008

Maybe I was wrong. I know what you are thinking: Not possible. Or: Not again?

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If she’s a flip-flopper on drilling, so is McCain

Wed, Aug 20, 2008

Republican Rep. Jon Porter has taken to calling his Democratic challenger, Dina Titus, a “flip-flopper” on the issue of offshore oil drilling, which both candidates support.

Gloves are off in critical race

Tue, Aug 19, 2008

Republican Rep. Jon Porter and Democratic challenger Dina Titus slung barbs at each other over campaign donations, energy policy, the war in Iraq and immigration policy.

Look forward to political rewind

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Dina Titus, having easily clinched the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Jon Porter, made her way through a throng of clapping supporters to the stage of a Henderson union ...

Porter launches campaign, attacks in House race

Wed, Aug 13, 2008

Porter launches campaign, attacks in House race

Party faithful turn out to support Democrats

Wed, Aug 13, 2008

In the eyes of her supporters, state Sen. Dina Titus, the Democratic contender for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, is a nothing short of a rock star.

GOP readies for road to November

Wed, Aug 13, 2008

Republican candidates for local, state and national offices and their supporters gathered Tuesday night in a Las Vegas cowboy bar to watch as primary election results came in.

Titus announces energy plan she says will cut pump prices

Mon, Jul 28, 2008

Seizing on public outrage over high gas prices, congressional candidate Dina Titus picked a Lucky Stop gas station in Henderson this morning as the backdrop for the roll-out of her ...

Early voting period begins Saturday for Aug. 12 primary

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

If you want to vote early for next month's primary election, you can do so starting Saturday at one of the designated early polling places throughout Clark County.

To the left or right? Gas prices swaying tottering voters

Tue, Jul 22, 2008

Polls show an inverse relationship has formed this summer between Americans’ pain at the pump and their objection to drilling, and Republicans are hammering the message that gas prices are ...

Candidates to be a visible part of Damboree Parade

Thu, Jul 3, 2008

With the general election approaching in November, organizers expect this year’s Damboree Parade to draw as many campaigners as water balloons.

Emily’s List endorsed Dina Titus

Fri, Jun 27, 2008

Well, it’s over now: EMILY’s List has endorsed Dina Titus in her race against Rep. Jon Porter in the 3rd Congressional District.

She’s so excited — and she just can’t hide it.

Sat, Jun 21, 2008

And why should she?

A Nevada primer for Campaign ’08 races and beyond

Sun, May 18, 2008

Now that the contenders and pretenders have filed, now that the season’s slate is filled and the races officially have begun, the overarching question for Campaign ’08 is this: Will ...

Frustration, anger among Republicans growing

Sun, May 18, 2008

House Republicans unveiled a new slogan last week, “Change You Deserve,” which, besides sounding vaguely malevolent, shared a slogan with an anti-depressant medication.

Eye-to-eye ends with the economy

Sun, May 11, 2008

The campaign for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District is just beginning, as Republican Rep. Jon Porter and Democratic state Sen. Dina Titus prepare to face off in what will be one ...


Jon Porter's concession
Jon Porter's concession
Jon Porter concedes to Dina Titus.
Dina Titus Acceptance Speech
Dina Titus Acceptance Speech
Congresswoman-elect Dina TItus addresses the crowd.
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How does U.S. Rep. Jon Porter (Nevada-R) plan to fend off the challenge of Democratic ...
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How does U.S. Rep. Jon Porter (Nevada-R) plan to fend off the challenge of Democratic ...
Titus Speaks To Democrats
Titus Speaks To Democrats
State Sen. Dina Titus, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, ...
Election Night: Dina Titus interview
Election Night: Dina Titus interview
Democratic candidate Dina Titus talks about the 3rd Congressional District race.
Election Night: Dina Titus
Election Night: Dina Titus
Democratic candidate Dina Titus speaks to a crowd about the 3rd Congressional District race.
Face to Face: Targeting Titus
Face to Face: Targeting Titus
She lost the race for governor. Now, State Sen. Minority Leader Dina Titus (Clark County-D) ...
Face to Face: The Race is On
Face to Face: The Race is On
Andrew Martin is giving up on challenging Jon Porter now that Dina Titus is entering ...


Rep. Jon Porter
Congressman Jon Porter, R-Nev., kicks off his re-election campaign at the Nevada State College in ...
Dina Titus Primary

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