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Nevada's 2nd congressional district

Nevadas 2nd congressional district
District Number2
Image Width300
RepresentativeMark Amodei
ResidenceCarson City
Percent Urban78.45
Percent Rural21.55
Population Year2000
Median Income43,879
Percent White81.8
Percent Black2.5
Percent Asian2.9
Percent Native American2.4
Percent Hispanic15.3
Percent Other Race0.6

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Nevada's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district occupying all of Nevada outside of Clark County, and some parts of Clark County. Reno, the county seat of Washoe County and the fourth-most populous city in Nevada, is the largest city in the district. Washoe County casts about 70 percent of the district's vote. It is currently Represented by Republican Mark Amodei.

The district was created after the 1980 Census. It is the third-largest congressional district by land area and is the largest district that does not consist of an entire state, as the only two larger are Alaska's and Montana's at-large congressional districts.

The district has a heavy Republican lean. Republicans often win elections at the local level here with 60 percent or more of the vote. Republicans have held the district since its creation, and Democrats have only made three serious bids for the seat. In presidential elections, the district has historically voted Republican; George W. Bush won the district by 20 points in 2000 and 16 points in 2004. However, in the 2008 election John McCain earned only 88 votes more (out of 335,720 votes) than Barack Obama in the district.

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