Rosen said to be planning to run against Heller

Jacky Rosen (AP pix via Politico)

Half the search engine alerts about Nevada this morning seemed to contain a link to some story about first-term Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Las Vegas, who has a year and a half to go in her first term, planning to soon announce a bid to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

Politico first broke the news at 7:44 p.m. Monday, followed a couple of hours later by The Nevada Independent and a half dozen others, except the Las Vegas newspaper. Most cited unnamed sources, though a couple led with the National Republican Congressional Committee reacting to the news.

Politico reported that a poll released Monday showed Heller getting just 39 percent of the vote while a generic Democrat polled 46 percent among Nevada voters.

“Heller is widely considered the most vulnerable Republican up for re-election in 2018 and is the only GOP senator this cycle who represents a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016,” Politico reported.

NVIndy reported:

The first-term congresswoman has spoken with former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and his successor, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, about getting into the race and is the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s top choice to run against the senior senator, the source said. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican up for reelection in 2018 and is the Democrats’ best pickup opportunity in the midterm.

The website also said she has the backing of the Culinary union, which has a strong voter turnout organization. In the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton outpolled Donald Trump by 2 points, largely due to the unions getting members to the polls.

CNN quoted an NRSC spokesman as saying, “With today’s news, Jacky Rosen confirmed to Nevadans the only reason she’s in elected office is to serve her own ambitions. Rosen’s radical liberal stances might please her puppet-master Harry Reid, but they will leave Nevadans worse off.”

Election season is never ending.

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4 comments on “Rosen said to be planning to run against Heller

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    Rock the boat Tom! Announce that you are running!

  2. Steve says:

    Never happen, Bruce.
    He’s too smart, knows what it is to run for public office!

  3. Barbara says:

    Heller’s support for the unsustainable Medicaid expansion started by Sandoval coupled with his support for Planned Parenthood abortion mill disqualifies him as a conservative choice for Nevadans. Paint this seat blue / purple regardless of who wins.

  4. Bill Shuster says:

    WHEN WE LOOSE, WE LOOSE BIG TIME! CAN’T THE REPUBLICANS FIND SOMEONE TO UNSEAT HELLER IN THE PRIMARIES. HE DEFIANTLY ISN’T REPRESENTING WE NEVADANS AS IT IS! HE HAS BEER A “RINO” SINCE HE WAS ELECTED, ALL THE WAY, AND I FOR ONE DON’T SEE HIM GETTING ANY BETTER.

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