Porter voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The race was considered one of the hottest in the nation in part because the district had been created as a "fair fight" district. Porter was likely hampered by a sharp increase in Democratic registration as well as Barack Obama carrying the district with 55 percent of the vote.
He won re-election in the 2006 midterm election against Tessa Hafen by a 48%-47% margin. Jonathan Christopher "Jon" Porter (born May 16 1955) an American politician was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives the first representative elected from the new 3rd Congressional District of Nevada. On November 4 2008 after three consecutive terms he was defeated by Nevada State Senator Dina Titus a Democrat and professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.