(STEVE SEBELIUS) – I had my doubts, but on Wednesday, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, dispelled them, officially filing to run for Congress in the 3rd District.
Fiore assured me she was not going to change her mind, withdraw and file for re-election, which is her right all the way through the close of filing on March 18. She could even withdraw her candidacy all the way until March 29, but would be unable to file for another office.
But if Fiore’s fiery rhetoric is any guide, she’s committed to the race for Congress. (She lost a similar bid in Congressional District 1 in 2010.) And, if you’ll pardon the pun, she’s set her sights on state Senate Majority LeaderMichael Roberson, R-Henderson. She didn’t mention any Democratic rivals in her remarks after filing, but she repeatedly targeted Roberson as “a guy who raised taxes who shouldn’t have.”