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Super PAC backed by labor, environmental groups getting involved in Nevada Senate race

Riley Snyder
Riley Snyder
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A Super PAC backed by groups supporting conservation efforts and a steelworkers union has announced Nevada will be part of its initial $3.1 million voter mobilization effort to retake the U.S. Senate for Democrats.

The New American Jobs Fund, a Super PAC funded by the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and the United Steelworkers Works, announced Monday that it planned to include Nevada as part of an initial multimillion dollar effort to push canvassing and direct program programs in four states with competitive U.S. Senate races — Arizona, Ohio, Montana and Nevada.

In Nevada, where Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is running against Sen. Dean Heller, the group said it aimed to reach 106,000 voters in the Las Vegas and Henderson area through its “voter mobilization” efforts. In a statement, leaders of the two groups funding the Super PAC said they were supporting candidates who would invest in clean energy.

“We don’t have to choose between good jobs and clean air and water, and that’s why conservationists and labor are coming together once again to elect senators who share those values,” League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinksi said in a statement.

The group reported making a $600,000 independent expenditure in support of Rosen late last month.

The Super PAC was involved in Nevada’s 2016 Senate Race, spending about $744,000 in support of Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and about $36,000 against former Rep. Joe Heck.


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