Monday, October 5, 2009

NV-03: Joe Heck's In?

That's what Steve Sebelius is reporting. And if true, it means that Dina Titus will yet again need to prepare for a major Republican challenge.

Dr. Joe Heck is telling people he’s definitely running for Congress, not for governor as he’d originally planned, according to a source who tipped us off today.

We’ve e-mailed Heck to confirm his plans.

Heck, a former Republican state senator just barely unseated in 2006 [sic, it was 2008] announced early that he’d be challenging Gov. Jim Gibbons in a Republican primary for governor next year. But several others have entered the race, including former federal judge Brian Sandoval, who is considered the front-runner. [...]

On Tuesday, Heck asked friends on his Facebook page to weigh in on the decision. He garnered 38 comments, most urging him to run for Congress. The 3rd Congressional District encompasses the suburbs of Summerlin and Green Valley, as well as the Valley of Fire State Park, Boulder City, Searchlight and Laughlin.

Again, this means more hard work for Dina Titus. Still, she's a hard worker and I doubt this is scaring her campaign team. She's already built up quite the reputation on Capitol Hill. She should win next year, even if it means having to defeat yeat another faux-"moderate" teabagger appeaser.

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