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Polling Data

PollDateSamplePorter (R)Hafen (D)Und.Spread
Mason-Dixon10/26 - 10/30400 LV463910Porter +7
RT Strategies/CD10/24 - 10/261031 LV51445Porter +7
Mason-Dixon9/19 - 9/21400 RV473713Porter +10
RT Strategies/CD8/27 - 8/291,018 RV51436Porter +8

Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District comprises all but the northern suburbs of Las Vegas. It is a new district – created after the 2000 Census yielded Nevada a third House seat. It went slightly for Gore in 2000 and slightly for Bush in 2004.

Representative Jon Porter has held it since its creation. In both elections, he has faced well-funded challengers – and has proven himself to be one of the best Republican fundraisers. He will need that talent this time. His challenger, former Harry Reid aide Tessa Hafen, has done an excellent job fundraising despite a relatively late start. Porter – thanks to incumbency, fundraising and the district’s slight Republican lean – has an advantage. However, both the NRCC and the DCCC are planning to spend here, which is a sign that it will be a close one either way.

Jon Porter (R)
Tessa Hafen (D)

Money Race

2004 Results
Porter (R) 54
Gallagher (D) 40

Bush (R) 50
Kerry (D) 49

All Commentary & News Stories

- Titus Leads Own Poll - The Scorecard

- Porter To Get Extra Help From Party Fundraising - Las Vegas Sun

- Porter Bailout Vote Riles Titus - PolitickerNV

- LVRJ Poll: Race About Even - Las Vegas Sun

- Negative Ad Strategy May Be Holding Sway - Las Vegas Sun

- Debate Generates Heat - Las Vegas Review-Journal

- Porter, Titus Trade Barbs in Debate - Mercury News

- Titus Pressed to Attack - Las Vegas Sun

- Porter Fighting in Changing District - AP

- New Ads Link Porter with Bush - Las Vegas Sun