Nevada gubernatorial election, 2010

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Nevada Gubernatorial, 2010
Nevada
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November 2, 2010
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  Brian Sandoval 2010.jpg Rory Reid.jpg
Nominee Brian Sandoval Rory Reid
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 382,350 298,170
Percentage 53.4% 41.6%

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County results

Governor before election

Jim Gibbons
Republican

Elected Governor

Brian Sandoval
Republican

The 2010 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, to elect the Governor of Nevada, who will serve a four-year term to begin on January 3, 2011. Despite speculation that incumbent Governor Jim Gibbons, a Republican, would not run for a second and final term due to his low popularity and scandals, Gibbons sought re-election[1][2][3] and lost on the Republican primary to Brian Sandoval.

Sandoval defeated the Democratic nominee Rory Reid, son of incumbent Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid, on the general election.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

A total of five Republican candidates filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada and qualified for the ballot.[4]

Contenders for nomination[edit]

Other candidates[edit]
Withdrawn[edit]
  • Joe Heck, former State Senator, dropped out to run for U.S. House[8]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Sandoval 97,201 55.5%
Republican Jim Gibbons (incumbent) 47,616 27.2%
Republican Mike Montandon 22,002 12.6%
Republican None of these 4,400 2.5%
Republican Tony Atwood 2,440 1.4%
Republican Stan Lusak 1,380 0.8%
Totals 175,039 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Two Democratic candidates filed with the Secretary of State of Nevada and qualified for the ballot.[4]

Contender for nomination[edit]

Other candidate[edit]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rory Reid 80,162 70.1%
Democratic None of these 17,455 15.3%
Democratic Frederick Conquest 16,775 14.7%
Totals 114,392 100%

Other candidates[edit]

Independents[edit]

Filed[edit]

  • Eugene "Gino" DiSimone[4]
  • Aaron Y. Honig[4]

Declined[edit]

Green[edit]

  • David Scott Curtis[4]

Independent American[edit]

  • Floyd Fitzgibbons[4]

Libertarian[edit]

  • Arthur Forest Lampitt[4]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Sandoval 382,350 53.36% +5.44%
Democratic Rory Reid 298,171 41.61% -2.31%
None of These Candidates 12,231 1.71% -1.85%
Independent Eugene DiSimone 6,403 0.89%
Independent American Floyd Fitzgibbons 5,049 0.70% -2.73%
Libertarian Arthur Forest Lampitt, Jr. 4,672 0.65%
Green David Scott Curtis 4,437 0.62% -0.54%
Independent Aaron Y. Honig 3,216 0.45%
Majority 84,179 11.75% +7.74%
Turnout 716,529
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gentry, Dana (2008-06-04). "Consultants: No second term for Gibbons". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ Vogel, Ed (2008-06-13). "GOVERNING NEVADA: Disregard divorce, poll says". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ Schwartz, David McGrath (2009-07-19). "With scant crew, Gibbons reelection campaign sets sail". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2010-05-05 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2010 Filed Candidates". Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  5. ^ Damon, Anjeanette (2009-09-15). "Sandoval: I am running for governor". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  6. ^ McGrath Schwartz, David (2008-09-21). "Rory Reid lays ground for run for governor". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  7. ^ "RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR: Montandon takes aim at Gibbons - News - ReviewJournal.com". Lvrj.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  8. ^ Running in the third district instead
  9. ^ a b "Nevada Governor Primary Results". Politico. June 8, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Harry Reid's son enters Nevada gubernatorial race". CNN. October 14, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Buckley passes on a run for Nevada governor - News - ReviewJournal.com". Lvrj.com. 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Top of the Ticket". Los Angeles Times. January 25, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  13. ^ "2010 Unofficial Statewide General Election Coverage and Reports". Nvsos.gov. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

External links[edit]

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