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Candidates Focus On General Election

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(Sep. 8) -- Candidates who won their primary are now focusing on the November general election. It's only eight weeks away and Nevada voters will have their eye on several key races.

One of the big match-ups will be between Republican Representative, Jon Porter, and primary election winner, Tom Gallagher. The former casino executive coasted to victory with 70-percent of the vote for the right to run against the freshman Congressman in southern Nevada's Congressional District 3.

Gallagher has made healthcare the cornerstone of his campaign. Both candidates agree it will be a tough race.

Senator Harry Reid is seeking a fourth-term against challenger, Richard Ziser. Ziser won the GOP nomination in a long-shot bid to unseat Reid, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat. Reid ran unopposed in the primary. Ziser contends he'll beat Reid on issues such as lowering taxes and protecting marriage.

Clark County Commissioner, Mary Kincaid-Chauncey lost her re-election bid in the Democratic primary to Assemblyman, Tom Collins. In November, Collins will square off with Republican primary winner, Shari Buck. Buck admits it will be a tough campaign.

And incumbent Lynette Boggs-McDonald beat out her challengers and will be pitted against former Assemblyman, David Goldwater in November. He says he'll make "growth" his key issue. Boggs-McDonald was appointed to the County Commission District F seat when Mark James resigned last April. She's a former Las Vegas councilwoman. This election will be her first test on the county level.

The general election is November 2. Eyewitness News will follow each race and have complete coverage.

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