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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham looking to attend Laxalt Basque Fry as former AG eyes Senate race

May 27th, 2021 - 6:00am
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday he hopes to attend former Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry in August as Senate Republicans hope to win back the majority in the midterm elections by focusing on conservative issues that they argue resonate with Latinos in Nevada and other swing states.

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announces run for governor as Republican, weeks after switching parties

May 17th, 2021 - 11:49am
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee launched his campaign for governor on Monday, framing himself as a candidate who will fight socialism and cancel culture in Nevada.

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Democrat, former Athletic Commissioner Aguilar jumps in race for secretary of state

Sign in front of the Nevada State Capitol building
May 11th, 2021 - 10:14am
Aguilar, a Democrat, rolled out his campaign on Tuesday touting endorsements from a host of high-profile Democrats and education advocates, including former Secretary of State Ross Miller, Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, philanthropist Beverly Rodgers and tennis legend Andre Agassi. (Aguilar previously worked as general counsel for Agassi’s management company, Agassi Graf.)

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Rep. Dina Titus denies she is aiming for ambassadorship, signals support for death penalty repeal

May 3rd, 2021 - 2:38pm
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) on Monday denied reports that she is interested in leaving her House seat to become an ambassador in the Biden administration, calling them "rumors" and saying she is focusing on serving the needs of her constituents.


Cortez Masto raised $2.3 million last quarter

April 9th, 2021 - 12:13pm
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) raised $2.3 million in the first quarter of the year, a Nevada record for federal office this early in the campaign cycle, leaving her re-election campaign with $4.66 million in cash on hand, her campaign will announce later Friday.

Lawmakers debate expanding automatic voter registration, implementing top-down registration system

April 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
On the heels of a transition to automatic voter registration (AVR) at the DMV and same-day voter registration, lawmakers are considering bills that proponents say further streamline civic participation and bring more Nevadans into the process.

Cortez Masto launches 2022 re-election bid

February 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
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.

Cortez Masto starts 2021 with $3 million war chest

February 2nd, 2021 - 2:42pm
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) raised more than $1 million in the last three months of 2020, mostly from individual donors, finishing the year with more than $3 million in the bank, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Gov. Steve Sisolak reports more than $2.4 million in 2020 fundraising ahead of looming re-election bid

January 13th, 2021 - 3:11pm
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has reported raising upwards of $2.4 million Wednesday for his re-election bid next year, an amount that roughly doubled the size of his campaign war chest to more than $4.53 million compared to the same time in 2019.

How Cortez Masto’s fundraising stacks up heading into likely competitive 2022 midterm election

January 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada will again be front and center in the national political conversation, with Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s Senate seat expected to be one of the top targets for Republicans — Nevada is one of three Democrat-held seats in potentially competitive states (others including New Hampshire and Arizona) up for grabs in 2022.

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