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Fundraising Gaps Widen In Nevada House Races

Congressman Joe Heck has raised more than double the campaign money of his Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray in their swing-district house race.  The incumbent Republican on Wednesday reported raising $2.25 million so far this cycle, compared with $1.1 million for Bilbray. Heck and Bilbray are seeking to represent the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Henderson and Summerlin. Democrats have a 1 percentage point advantage over Republicans, but 19 percent of the district is registered nonpartisan.

Fundraising gaps are widening in Nevada's three other, less competitive House races. Rep. Steven Horsford has five times the money as his Republican challenger Cresent Hardy. Rep. Dina Titus has seven times the cash as Republican Annette Teijeiro. Rep. Mark Amodei has raised $652,000, while Democratic challenger Kristen Spees hasn't reported contributions.
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Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.