NEVADA 4 Electoral Votes
Bush-Cheney Gore-Lieberman
Campaign Campaign
Victory 2000 Exec. Dir.: Ryan Erwin (Nevada GOP Exec. Dir.)
Consultant to state party: Pete Ernaut
On loan from the RNC: Sue Forrester
Office: 528 South Decatur, Las Vegas (Nevada GOP hdqtrs)

Nevada Republican Party
Chairman: Bob Seale
Exec. Dir.: Ryan Erwin
Office: 528 South Decatur, Las Vegas

Gore-Lieberman State Director: Liz Montoya

Coordinated Campaign Director: Danny O'Brien

Nevada Democratic Party
Chairman: Rory Reid
Exec. Dir.: Janice Brown
Office: 1785 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 496, Las Vegas

Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
GWB: 0 visits
DC: 3 visits
Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
AG: 1 visit
JL: 2 visits
Nov. 5-6
Nov. 5 -- DC and LC open airport arrival in Las VegasNov. 6 -- DC breakfast with Republican volunteers in front of state party headquarters in Las Vegas.
Nov. 5 -- JL stops at two black churches, Victory Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church, in Las Vegas.
Oct. 26 -- JL rally, UNLV, Las Vegas.
Oct. 24 -- DC and LC Victory 2000 rally at Reno/Lake Tahoe International Airport, Reno.
Oct. 10 -- DC (arrives Oct. 9) speaks at National Mining Association Expo breakfast at the Las Vegas Convention Center, makes remarks to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce at Alexis Park Resort and Spa, rallies with local supporters, Las Vegas.
Sept. 18 -- 1. AG promotes plans to protect women who get their medical coverage through health plans and gives remarks at a women's health forum, UNLV, Las Vegas.  2. AG addresses the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' 21st Century Unity Meeting and receives the union's endorsement, Bally's Event Center, Las Vegas.
A Sampling of More Campaign Activity A Sampling of More Campaign Activity
Oct. 23 -- "Barnstorm for Reform" -- Govs. Kempthorne (ID), Leavitt (UT), Owens (CO) and Johnson (NM) speak to seniors at Sunlake Terrace assisted living care facility in Las Vegas.  [Texas Democrat Hugh Berlanga did not appear after Democrats raised the issue of his lobbying for a low level nuclear waste dump in Texas].
Sept. 29 -- Gov. Guinn and other Nevada Republicans hold news conference to release a letter from Bush to Guinn stating his position on interim storage of nuclear waste.
Nov. 4 -- Get out the vote rally including Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and actor Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue") in Las Vegas.
Nov. 2 -- EPA administrator Carol Browner speaks in support of Democrats at UNLV.
Nov. 1 -- Kristin Gore speaks to students at the University of Nevada in Reno.
Oct. 29 -- HHS Secretary Donna Shalala speaks to seniors at the Sun Mountain senior center in Las Vegas.
Oct. 17 -- Hadassah Lieberman informal discussion with seniors about the Gore-Lieberman plan for prescription drugs and Medicare at Henderson Senior Center in Henderson; attends debate watch party at the AFL-CIO in Las Vegas; attends DNC fundraiser at Harrah's in Las Vegas.
Sept. 30 -- Kristin Gore appearances in the Las Vegas area.
Sept. 19 -- Jesse Jackson promotes voter registration in Las Vegas appearance.
Television Television
According to the Brennan Center for Justice (Oct. 30, 2000 report) for the week of Oct. 17-24, the Las Vegas market was second in the nation for the number of presidential ads run with 968 (behind only Albuquerque).  The Bush campaign, Republican party and supportive groups ran 392 total ads.  The Gore campaign ran a Nevada-specific ad on the nuclear waste issue, "Nevada", starting Oct. 17.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice (Oct. 30, 2000 report) for the week of Oct. 17-24, the Las Vegas market was second in the nation for the number of presidential ads run with 968 (behind only Albuquerque).  The Gore campaign, Democratic party and supportive groups ran 576 total ads. 

Some Newspaper Endorsements Some Newspaper Endorsements
Las Vegas Review-Journal --10/22/00 Las Vegas Sun --10/22/00
Reno Gazette Journal --10/30/00

Miscellaneous Notes Miscellaneous Notes
Bush's only campaign visit to Nevada took place on May 31-June 1.  He did a fundraiser in Reno late on May 31.  On June 1 he made an environmental policy speech at Sand Harbor State Park on Lake Tahoe and did a fundraiser in Glenbrook. Gore's only other visit to Nevada in the 2000 cycle was in Oct. 1999.

Other Candidates
Nader.  Ralph Nader visited Nevada on Sept. 15; he spoke about the environmental dangers surrounding the high-level nuclear waste storage center at Yucca Mountain at UNLV in Las Vegas.

Buchanan. Pat Buchanan held a news conference and showed off his new television ads at the Tropicana in Las Vegas on Oct. 27.


Copyright 2000, 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.