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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Tossup
  • 2004 presidential result:
    George W. Bush with 50.5 percent
  • Primary results:
    Hillary Clinton (D):
    Margin of victory 4 percentage points
    Mitt Romney (R):
    Margin of victory 37 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 1,998,257:
    75.2% White
    6.8% Black
    1.3% American Indian/Alaskan native
    4.5% Asian
    0.4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    3.8% Mixed race
    8.0% Other race
  • Median household income: $44,581
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 10.5%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 10.9%
  • Percentage with college degree: 18.2%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 19.7%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 6.4%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Jim Gibbons (R) re-election 2010
  • U.S. senators:
    John Ensign (R) re-election 2012
    Harry Reid (D) re-election 2010
    • U.S. House delegation:
      1 Democrat, 2 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      10 Democrats, 11 Republicans
    • State House:
      27 Democrats, 15 Republicans

Sources: CNN, Associated Press, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note
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