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.)