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Bill Dentzer

State government and politics reporter
Twitter: @dentzernews

Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.

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Taking a closer look at Nevada’s election turnout

Last week’s elections in Nevada were not the best turnout for a midterm year. In fact, in spite an early surge in early voting and three-hour waits to vote in parts of the state on election night, turnout was pretty average.

Nevada legislative caucuses choose leadership

Leadership in the Nevada state Senate is changing hands following Tuesday’s elections, which saw the body’s top Democrat win the race for state attorney general and its Republican leader falter in his bid for lieutenant governor.

Horsford beats Hardy in rematch for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District

In its six-year life, Nevada’s 4th Congressional District seat has flipped three times, Democrat to Republican to Democrat. Two of its former occupants vied to reclaim it this year, with Democrat Steven Horsford defeating Republican Cresent Hardy in a rematch of their 2014 race.

Dems lead in Nevada lieutenant governor, other races

Democrats were leading Republicans in four down-ballot statewide Nevada elections Tuesday in early returns, with Democrat Kate Marshall leading Republican Michael Roberson in the lieutenant governor’s race by nine percentage points.