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  Reid campaign heartened by Dem turnout during early Nev. voting
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Oct 30, 2010 12:20pm
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AuthorAlexander Bolton
News DateSaturday, October 30, 2010 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saw a late-week surge in Democrats who voted early in Nevada’s Senate race, giving his campaign hope in the final days before Nov. 2.

Republican voters outnumbered Democratic voters during Nevada’s first week of early voting — Oct. 16 to Oct. 22 — despite 60,000 voter-registration advantage Democrats have in the state.

Democratic voters surged in the second and final week of early voting, which ended on Friday, a state holiday known as Nevada Day. Democratic strategists predicted the biggest daily turnout of Democratic voters would happen on Friday.

“We’re not seeing any kind of enthusiasm gap whatsoever,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director of the Nevada State Democratic Party.

In Nevada’s two most populous counties, Clark and Washoe, more registered Democrats have voted than registered Republicans.

More importantly, the percentage of Republican voters voting early is only about 4 points higher than the percentage of Democrats voting early.
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