(LAS VEGAS CBS KXNT) Labor Day marks a traditional turning point in election year political campaigns. Pundits and political junkies follow the action in the spring and summer. Likely voters start paying attention as summer turns to fall.

On Labor Day, the Silver State’s most active politicians were issuing statements, even as beer and burgers were on the minds of most Nevadans.

From Democratic congressional candidate Dina Titus, a brief tribute to working families and organized labor:

“Enjoy the holiday and don’t forget to take a moment to pay tribute to those who built this great nation, serve its people and visitors, care for its sick and needy, teach its children, and protect its vulnerable every day.”

From Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, who ‘s embroiled in a close U.S. senate race with incumbent Republican Dean Heller, a reminder that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in Nevada by 50,000.  Her statement follows reports that Heller is polling slightly ahead.

From the Romney-Ryan campaign:  Drilling down into the Reagan benchmark for national wellbeing, after some Obama surrogates on  Sunday talk shows would not state definitively that Americans are better off than they were four years ago. The Romney campaign provided video links to interviews with Obama Senior Advisors David Axelrod and David Plouffe.

They also linked to  a segment with Maryland’s Democratic governor, Martin O’Mally, who said that Americans are not better off.

In Nevada, the Romney campaign bus made stops in Fallon, Fernley, Winnemucca, Virginia City, and Elko over the weekend.

Some volunteers for President Obama’s re-election campaign decided to forego Labor Day burgers and beer, and worked instead on a phone bank, making calls to registered voters.


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