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REID WINS NEVADA NOMINATION; GRAHAM SWAMPS FLORIDA FOE

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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid clinched the Democratic nomination for a second term, beating back a strong challenge from a multimillionaire who mounted an expensive media blitz.

Reid got 64,786 votes, or 53 percent, to 48,333 votes, or 39 percent, for businessman Charles Woods on Tuesday. He will face rancher Demar Dahl, who won a six-way race for the Republican nomination.Emil Tolotti Jr., a tax protester who challenged Reid under the name "God Almighty," came in last with 1,865 votes, or 2 percent. "None of the Above" did better with 4,421 votes. Nevada law allows candidates to use any name they please.

Republican U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, who represents all but the Las Vegas area in Congress, won an easy primary victory against three little-known challengers, with 69 percent.

She will face Reno Mayor Pete Sferrazza, who gained the Democratic nomination over Jerry Maldonado, 58 percent to 42 percent.

In the Florida Democratic primary, Sen. Bob Graham swamped his opponent, piling up such a huge total that the outcome in hurricane-ravaged Dade County won't matter when people there finally vote next week.

Graham, a 55-year-old former governor seeking his second term in the Senate, received 84 percent of the vote Tuesday against lawyer James Mahorner.