Rosen raises $2.3 million for Nevada Democrats, national Senate candidates
Sen. Jacky Rosen is the only Nevada Democrat serving in a statewide or federal office not on the 2022 ballot, but as her party faces tight races in the November midterm election, she’s raised more than $2.3 million for fellow Democrats this cycle, her campaign told The Nevada Independent this week.
That money has been directed primarily toward maintaining Democrats’ majority in the U.S. Senate, which they currently hold via a 50-50 split among senators and Democratic control of the vice presidential office.
More than $600,000 has gone to Nevada candidates, including more than $300,000 for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who is defending her seat against Republican and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt. That race is considered one of the most competitive in the nation. Recent polls have shown a tight contest between the two candidates, and the race has been inundated with big spending, including more than $130 million worth of general election advertising, according to the political ad tracking firm AdImpact.
Of the remaining money, more than $1.7 million was raised for other Democratic senators, Senate challengers and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
In a statement to The Nevada Independent, Rosen’s political director, Erika Herrera, said that Rosen is “invested in supporting Nevada Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022 and making sure we defend our U.S. Senate majority.”
“This is going to be a highly competitive midterm election, and that’s why she’s made it a major focus to fundraise for and directly support these important battleground races in Nevada and around the country,” she said.
Rosen’s contributions have come from a combination of direct donations to other candidates, fundraising events and online donations prompted by her fundraising operations.
In August, Rosen participated in fundraisers for a pair of Democrats running for state office, Gov. Steve Sisolak and secretary of state candidate Cisco Aguilar.
Her financial assistance for the party also continues a trend of off-year fundraising help. In 2018, when Rosen ran for her first term in the Senate, Cortez Masto pledged to raise $1.5 million for the Nevada State Democratic Party. Former Sen. Harry Reid, who died in 2021 and served for years as the Senate Majority Leader, also raised large sums for the state party.
As of the end of June, Rosen reported having nearly $3 million in her own campaign account. Earlier this month, Rosen confirmed her plans to run for re-election in 2024, Politico reported.