Nevada Senate: Key Stories
In Nev. Senate Race, Reid Can Bet on a Close Call
October 30, 1998
Sen. Harry M. Reid (D), 59, is no stranger to close calls. He has won six of eight previous attempts for five different offices, often by narrow margins, since he was first elected to the state legislature at the age of 28. But some analysts say that Tuesday's contest between Reid and his Republican challenger, Rep. John Ensign, 40, could be as close as in 1974, when Reid lost his first bid for the Senate by 624 votes.
Demographic Changes Leave Nevada Senator in Jeopardy
September 25, 1998
Sen. Harry Reid (D), the marathon man of Nevada politics, is facing the reelection fight of his life in a state where Democrats have been hurled on the defensive by massive demographic changes and President Clinton's troubles.
Nevada Rep. Ensign Plays the Odds on Senate Seat
November 19, 1997
In a move viewed as a political gamble by both Republicans and Democrats in Nevada, Republican Rep. John Ensign announces he will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in the upcoming election.