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Nevada: Carter (D) Catching Ensign (R) in Senate Race?

Governor’s Race: Gibbons (R ) Leads Titus

Monday, August 07, 2006

Incumbent Republican Senator John Ensign (R) is facing an increasingly competitive race in his bid for re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate. A recent Rasmussen Reports election survey of 500 likely voters shows Ensign’s lead in the single-digits—46% to 39%—over Democrat Jack Carter (see crosstabs ).

Though they’re already seen as their respective parties’ official candidates, both candidates must first face minor contests in Nevada’s August 15th primary. Ensign is being challenged for the GOP nod by Ed “Fast Eddie” Hamilton of Las Vegas and Carter will square off against middle school science teacher Ruby Jee Tun of Carson City. Neither challenger is expected to mount a serious race and Ensign and Carter are already turning their sights to November.

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