LAS VEGAS (AP) — An effort to anoint state Treasurer Kate Marshall the first Democrat in Congress to represent rural Nevada appears to be falling short.

Early voting figures released by the state show Republicans had turned out 7,400 more voters than Democrats as of Thursday, the sixth day of early voting.

The results do not bode well for Marshall given that Republicans have an overall 32,000-vote registration edge over Democrats in the northern Nevada district.

That means that to win, Marshall needs Democratic voters to overwhelm Republicans at the polls through the Sept. 13 Election Day.

Marshall tells The Associated Press she is very optimistic, while Amodei’s campaign predicts she cannot win.

Marshall does have one advantage.

Federal records show she outraised Amodei by $160,000 through Aug. 24.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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