The Latest on the final push on the campaign trail in Nevada ahead of Tuesday’s general election (all times local):
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the latest big name helping boost Nevada Republicans in the battleground western state.
Giuliani planned an appearance late Saturday afternoon at the Las Vegas field office of GOP congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian.
Tarkanian is in a tight race with Democrat Susie Lee in the 3rd District, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is trying to unseat GOP Sen. Dean Heller.
Lee hosted a health care round-table Saturday with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at a Las Vegas diner.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak plans to appear in Reno Sunday at a coffee shop with Mayor Hillary Schieve (SHE’-vee), followed by a luncheon with O’Malley in Sparks and an appearance at Washoe County Democratic headquarters.
He’s running against Republican Adam Laxalt to replace the popular outgoing GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Forty percent of Nevada’s active voters already have cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday’s general election.
The Secretary of State’s Office released the final tally for two weeks of early voting on Saturday.
Democrats lead the early voting with 41 percent of the total turnout statewide to 38 percent for Republicans. Independents, non-partisan and other parties made up 21 percent.
The secretary of state says 88 percent of the early ballots were cast in person at early voting polls. About 11.6 percent were through absentee ballots and 0.4 percent mailed in.
In Clark County and Las Vegas, Democrats had 45 percent of the turnout to Republicans 34 percent.
In Washoe County and Reno-Sparks, Democrats had 40.5 percent and the GOP 39 percent.
Republicans outpaced Democrats in all other counties.
Candidates in the battleground state of Nevada are making a final push for votes where Republican Sen. Dean Heller is the only GOP incumbent senator up for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.
The governor’s mansion also is up for grabs and two key open House seats currently held by Democrats are considered toss-ups.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy planned an appearance Saturday at the GOP’s Summerlin field office in Las Vegas with former Rep. Cresent Hardy. He’s in a rematch with ex-Rep. Steven Horsford in southern Nevada’s 4th District, where incumbent Democrat Ruben Kihuen decided against seeking re-election in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.
Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is rallying with volunteers in Henderson in her bid to unseat Heller. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak has a series of events with union leaders in Las Vegas.
Source: The Associated Press