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Nevada Legislature: Cash rules the day in elections

Nevada's legislative races highlighted a tried and true rule of politics - money matters.

Candidates with the most money won 82 percent of contested Nevada Legislature races, including nine out of 12 contested Senate races and 28 out of 33 Assembly races, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"It doesn't guarantee you victory, but it puts you in a good spot," said Fred Lokken, political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College. "You want someone to run with savvy and experience. You need money for yard signs, money for mailers. The voters have to see the signs at least seven …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 13, 2012 01:26AM Published Nov 13, 2012 01:25AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.