But the other place voters should be getting that information from, of course, is their local media. Nevada journalists are already demonstrating their acumen for following the money trail. They’ll need to continue on that path—but also to take the fork that leads them to serious discussions of the candidates and the issues.

That’s an imperative that extends well beyond this Senate race, and this particular swing state. Klein predicts that, come November 6, the electorate will know “very little” about the candidates for Congress. Reporters still have six months in which to, hopefully, prove him wrong.

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Jay Jones is a Las Vegas-based freelance writer who has covered political campaigns for various media outlets in the U.S. and for the BBC in the U.K.