A new Nevada Independent poll finds Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) holds a narrow lead over her likely opponent Adam Laxalt (R), 45% to 41%.
The head of the Senate Republican campaign arm says he expects former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) to challenge Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) next year, the Associated Press reports.
Former Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) confirmed that he will not challenge Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D) in 2022, the Nevada Independent reports.
Said Sandoval: “I have no interest in running and I will not be a candidate.”
“With a message largely focused on providing better access to health care, immigration reform and helping Nevada rebound from the pandemic-triggered recession, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) officially announced her bid for a second term Wednesday,” the Nevada Independent reports.
President Trump said that former Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) lost his re-election bid last fall because the Nevada Republican had been “extraordinarily hostile” to him during the 2016 election and the conservative base “wouldn’t go for him,” the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
When told of Trump’s comments, Heller said: “This president called me that day before the election and said I was going to win by five points. Now all of sudden he has a different spin on that. Not surprising. I think America’s used to that.”
Jon Ralston does not think Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) will win re-election on Tuesday.
“It’s sad in a way for me to contemplate this. Heller is genuinely one of the nicest people I have met in politics. That incandescent smile, that buoyant demeanor, that carefree mien. But he has surrounded himself with a confederacy of jerks who have not served him well, and he has traveled far from the days when he was a maverick secretary of state who really seemed to believe in things 25 years ago.”
“He is now willing to sacrifice his self-respect to embrace – nay, fawn over – a man he would ordinarily disdain (and did just two years ago) to clutch onto a job he does not like and is not very good at. Heller’s Velcroing himself to Trump is a pathetic act of political opportunism and so out of (what I thought was) his character.”
A new CNN poll in Nevada finds Jacky Rosen (D) leading Sen. Dean Heller in the U.S. Senate race, 48% to 45% among likely voters.
Still, 10% of likely voters in the state say they haven’t yet made a firm decision on the race.
Key findings: “There’s been almost no change in the Nevada survey in the demographic divides fueling voter preferences. There remains a sharp gender gap, with a majority of women behind Rosen and most men backing Heller. White voters with college degrees narrowly break toward Rosen, while whites without a degree favor Heller by a wide margin.”
First Read: “Just 23.2% of adults over 25 in Nevada have a bachelor’s degree or higher… There are just five states with a lower share — and all of them are Trump-friendly states in the American South: Louisiana (23%), Kentucky (22.7%), Arkansas (21.5%), Mississippi (21%) and West Virginia (19.6%).”
“And Nevada has the third-lowest share of women over 25 who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, also 23.2%. The others: Mississippi (22.6%), Arkansas (22.2%) and West Virginia (20.1%).”
“The recent Democrat success in Nevada — Obama in 2008 and 2012, Harry Reid in 2010 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 — has been due largely to the growing Latino vote in Nevada. But the college-educated white women that are fueling much of the Democratic resistance across the country? There aren’t as many of them in Nevada as there are in, say, the Midwest.”
A new NBC News/Marist poll in Nevada finds Sen. Dean Heller (R-NY) leading challenger Jacky Rosen (D), 46% to 44%.
A new CNN/SRSS poll in Nevada finds Jacky Rosen (D) leading Sen. Dean Heller (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 43% among likely voters.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) called President Trump “a great leader” who had revived Nevada’s economy, a striking departure from the arm’s-length approach Mr. Heller took with Mr. Trump in the 2016 campaign and in the first months of his presidency, the New York Times reports.
“In a private conference call with White House aides, other Nevada Republican officials and local activists, Mr. Heller — the most endangered Senate Republican up for re-election this November — offered an unqualified embrace of the president.”
Said Heller: “Our arms are wide open. We’re so thrilled to have the president.”
Reuters/Ipsos surveyed four U.S. Senate battlegrounds and found very tight races:
- AZ-Sen: Kyrsten Sinema (D) 47%, Martha McSally (R) 44%
- FL-Sen: Rick Scott (R) 46%, Bill Nelson (D) 45%
- NV-Sen: Dean Heller (R) 46%, Jacky Rosen (D) 43%
- TX-Sen: Beto O’Rourke (D) 47%, Ted Cruz (R) 45%
And the governor’s races in the same states:
- AZ-Gov: Doug Ducey (R) 51%, David Garcia (D) 39%
- FL-Gov: Andrew Gillum (D) 50%, Ron DeSantis (R) 44%
- NV-Gov: Adam Laxalt (R) 43%, Steve Sisolak (D) 40%
- TX-Gov: Greg Abbott (R) 50%, Lupe Valdez (D) 41%
A new Reno Gazette Journal/Suffolk poll in Nevada finds Jacky Rosen (D) barely ahead of Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in the U.S. Senate race, 42% to 41%.
In the governor’s race, Steve Sisolak (D) holds a two point advantage over Adam Laxalt (R), 37% to 35%.
The Koch political network announced that it does not currently plan to support Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in his effort to unseat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), “one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November,” the Washington Post reports.
“Heitkamp’s race is a top pickup opportunity for Republicans, who are trying to retain their slim two-seat majority in the Senate. Heitkamp, the only Democrat who holds statewide office in North Dakota, is running for reelection in a state that President Trump won by more than 35 points.”
“Koch network also has no current plans to back Senate candidates in Nevada and Indiana.”
President Trump “tried to give a boost to Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in Las Vegas on Saturday, dubbing opponent Jacky Rosen as “Wacky Jacky” while brushing past the immigration controversy that has overwhelmed his presidency in recent days,” Politico reports.
Said Trump: “You don’t want her as your senator. Now, that name didn’t come from me. That’s a name that people have known because people that know her, that’s what they call her, Wacky Jacky, that’s what you want for your senator?”
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