With the presidential campaigns all but ignoring blue California, some residents find it easy to forget that 2012 is a presidential election year. But in Nevada there's nowhere to hide from the political hustlers and attack ads.
Nevada Electoral votes: Six Population: 2,723,322 Registered voters: 1,401,684 Breakdown: Democrats: 42.2 percent; Republicans: 34.5 percent; nonpartisan: 17.3 percent Obama campaign offices: 25 Romney campaign offices: 10 Presidential TV and radio ad spending: $38.2 million Contributions to Obama: $1.3 million Contributions to Romney: $3 million
California Electoral votes: 55 Population: 37,691,912 Registered voters: 17,153,699 Breakdown: Democrats: 43.4 percent; Republicans: 30.24 percent; nonpartisan: 21.31 percent Obama campaign offices: 11 Romney campaign offices: 0 Presidential TV and radio ad spending: $0 Contributions to Obama: $76.8 million Contributions to Romney: $32.9 million
Sources: U.S. census; Nevada Secretary of State's Office; California Secretary of State's Office; Romney campaign; Obama campaign; NBC/SMG Delta; Los Angeles Times/Federal Election Commission