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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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Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen talks issues from health care to national security

Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Jacky Rosen has kept a relatively low profile since she launched her campaign in January to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Democrats had struggled for months to recruit ...

President of Henderson synagogue running for Congress

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Democrat Jacky Rosen, president of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, announced today she is running to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, a seat held by ...

President of conservative think tank NPRI joins House race

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The former president of the conservative Nevada Policy Research Institute is now the fourth Republican to seek the state's 3rd Congressional District seat. Andy Matthews announced Monday that he's joining ...

Las Vegas philanthropist might try to unseat Rep. Joe Heck

Mon, Apr 27, 2015

At the urging of national Democrats, Las Vegas philanthropist Susie Lee is seriously considering challenging Rep. Joe Heck in one of Congress’ last true swing districts. Democrats believe ...

Horsford not making another run for Congress

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

After losing his congressional seat in a Republican wave in November, Nevada Democrat Steven Horsford was considered a shoo-in to run for his old seat in 2016 — and win. ...

Poker player Frank Kassela drops bid for Congress

Mon, Nov 25, 2013

World Series of Poker player Frank Kassela has folded in his bid to become Las Vegas’s representative in Congress.

Immigration supporters target GOP House members seen as amenable to reform

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

With the federal shutdown over, immigration-reform advocates are getting a message out to Congress, especially its Republican members: Now is the time to pass immigration legislation and prove Capitol Hill ...

Congressional candidates get personal at rally addressing housing

Fri, Oct 19, 2012

A bipartisan handful of Nevada’s congressional hopefuls addressed a crowd of about 200 in Las Vegas on Thursday about the one issue it seems every Nevadan running for office agrees ...

Upset over education bills, teachers pass on endorsing John Oceguera

Tue, Apr 17, 2012

If Assembly Speaker John Oceguera gets into Congress, it will be without a letter of recommendation from the teachers.

Rep. Joe Heck to deliver Republican's national radio address Saturday

Thu, Nov 10, 2011

He will speak about veterans’ unemployment and recent bipartisan efforts in Congress to combat it.

Democrats pitch redistricting plan, which seems to protect party's top pols

Tue, Oct 11, 2011

Democrats unveiled yet another proposal for redrawing the state’s congressional districts Monday without mentioning any candidates by name.

GOP candidates for Congress finding campaign funds in Washington

Wed, Jul 13, 2011

While Congressional leaders spent the week trying to find funds to pay down the government’s deficit, Nevada’s GOP House hopefuls were doing a different kind of fundraising: the kind that ...

Rep. Joe Heck hosts town hall meeting in Henderson

Wed, Feb 2, 2011

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Heck will host a town hall meeting in Henderson today to discuss issues facing Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.

Union's attack ad in Dina Titus-Joe Heck race stoops to lies, fearmongering

Thu, Aug 26, 2010

You can tell it’s political season by the commercials on TV. What can you believe? How have the facts been spun, or ignored? Sun columnist Jon Ralston analyzes these political ...

A bad year for politicians to be getting paid by taxpayers

Fri, Aug 13, 2010

Republican House candidate Joe Heck has said that it’s not government’s job to create jobs. But for more than a decade, Heck’s paychecks have come from government entities.


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Jon Porter's concession
Jon Porter concedes to Dina Titus.
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Dina Titus Acceptance Speech
Congresswoman-elect Dina TItus addresses the crowd.
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Titus Speaks To Democrats
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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) ...
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Face to Face: The Race is On
Andrew Martin is giving up on challenging Jon Porter now that Dina Titus is entering ...


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