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Bill Clinton boosts Obama in new TV ad in Nevada

Former President Bill Clinton's popularity is peaking -- and just in time to give Democrats an election-year boost. Clinton is starring in a new TV ad in Nevada ( video below ) that promotes President Barack Obama's re-election, saying he's the "...

Berkley offers character references

Continuing to play defense against attacks on her ethics, Rep. Shelley Berkley in her latest television ad presents voters with character references who wear badges. "I've seen the attacks against Shelley Berkley, but I know it's just politics,"...

Maglev $45 million still an orphaned earmark

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Friday made $673,000 available for Nevada to spend on road projects by the end of the year. It was part of the administration's effort to free up $473 million in "orphaned earmarks," money set aside by Congress...

Dem poll has Berkley ahead in Senate race

Shelley Berkley holds a two-point advantage over Dean Heller in the Nevada Senate race, according to the summary of an internal poll circulated by Democrats today. The survey shows the campaign overall continues to be tight, with the Democratic...

More Heller, GOP jabs on Berkley ethics

Republicans continue to hammer Shelley Berkley with two new commercials on the air today that seek to keep alive questions about the Democratic congresswoman's ethics. In its latest ad , the Crossroads GPS superPAC casts a harsh light on the Senate...

Heller ad promotes bill to cut gas taxes

Sen. Dean Heller's latest television commercial places the auto buff in the comfort zone of his garage, where he promotes a bill he introduced in March that aimed to reduce gasoline prices. The 30-second ad that can be seen statewide is the second...

Reid, Heller uneasy allies on web poker

Nevada's senators are becoming increasingly uneasy allies in the effort to legalize poker-playing over the Internet, an issue dear to the wallets of most casino corporations in the state. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is looking for an opening to pass a...

Adelson threatens libel suit against Democrats

Sheldon Adelson is threatening to spend some of his billions against the Democratic Party in the courtroom as well as on the campaign trail. A lawyer representing Adelson threatened to file a libel suit against the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

Ensign resurfaces with donation to Tarkanian

Former Nevada senator John Ensign has resurfaced in politics via a $10,000 donation he made last month to Republican U.S. House of Representatives hopeful Danny Tarkanian. It was not the first big contribution Ensign made since he resigned from the...

Dems signal backing for Berkley

Two days after being hit with a House ethics investigation, Rep. Shelley Berkley today got a show of commitment for her U.S. Senate campaign. Democratic officials in Washington announced they've reserved $2.3 million in television advertising time...

Heller takes gloves off

Dean Heller takes the gloves off in a new television ad (below) keyed to Shelley Berkley's ethics problems. The commercial began running today in the Reno television market. It may just be a quick-hitter as the Heller campaign had not yet decided...