Nevada, a state George W. Bush won in the 2000 presidential election, is now a battleground state as some voters are angered over a decision to locate the nation's nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. Bush rallied Republicans there today.
According to recent polls, the issue is a matter that stirs up such strong feelings that it is giving Sen. John Kerry some headway there. Bush has tried to paint Kerry as switching sides on the issue of whether to place a waste dump at Yucca Mt.
But though Kerry voted for some provisions to allow dumps in the state, he always voted against the simple measure of locating the nation's nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. Republicans say the issue is Kerry's only advantage in Nevada.