In the Nevada Senate race, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid faced allegations from his Republican opponent's pastor that he is a member of a cult. Reid is a Mormon convert.
In the Idaho governor's race, Republicans accused Mormon Democrat Keith Allred of pandering to The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints to wrest the governor's office from incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter. About a third of Idaho's population is Mormon, and candidates' success could hinge on how well they court the LDS vote.