(Emily Cahn of Roll Call) – Rep. Joe Heck announced Monday he’ll run for Senate in Nevada, giving Republicans a top pick in a crucial contest that could determine Senate control.
“I see a Nevada of unlimited opportunity, a place with better jobs, higher wages and the chance to rise as far as the path will take us,” the GOP lawmaker said in a video announcing his Senate run. “And that’s why I’m running for the United States Senate.”
“I think my life’s experiences make me ideally qualified,” Heck said on conservative radio station KDWN Monday morning.
In May, Heck told Nevada GOP operatives he was close to entering the race, but waited until after Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval officially announced he would not run. Sandoval was the top Republican choice, but he never had any interest in running, according to multiple operatives in the Silver State.
To read the entire article, click here.