Heck, Titus Race Down to the Wire - 8 News NOW

Heck, Titus Race Down to the Wire

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LAS VEGAS -- Time is running out to sway any undecided voters for the midterm elections. Although the majority of attention is on the race for U.S. Senate, the race for the Congressional District 3 is also in the spotlight.

The latest 8 News NOW-Las Vegas Review-Journal poll shows Republican Joe Heck leading Democratic incumbent Dina Titus by 10 percentage points. It has always been a tight race between Titus and Heck, but the recent poll shows the biggest separation between the two, with Heck pulling ahead.

Last minute campaigning is a must for Titus. Monday, she spent her morning with First Lady Michelle Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging voters to hit the polls.

"We're going everywhere. We are talking to people, we're phone banking, knocking doors. We want to get all of those Democrats out to vote tomorrow," she said.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for challenger Doctor Joe Heck says he spent the morning at his business, but has plans on heading to his campaign headquarters. During his campaign, Heck has voiced his disapproval of the stimulus plan and has also shown his opposition to part of the healthcare bill, as he stated to 8 News NOW in a previous interview.

"It's going to increase costs, it's going to decrease access and this is coming from somebody who's been in the health care industry for 25 years," he said.

On economic issues, Heck says he wants people to have the option to put some of their social security money into the stock market or other investments.

"Voluntary, assuming whatever risk, and knowing the risk involved, that they should have that option," he said.

For Titus, her last minute campaigning will focus on issues that are affecting families most.

"We're going to continue fighting to improve the economy. We've got to create some jobs and I think the key to that is renewable energy and I'm going to continue to help people every way I can to stay in their homes," she said.

Numerous attempts to talk with Heck went unanswered. Titus says she is knocking on doors and making phone calls to get voters out to the polls.

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