Though it appears most of the Nevada political establishment is following former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s lead and announcing support for Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) in the 2018 Senate race, Las Vegas Rep. Dina Titus stated yesterday that she is still considering entering the statewide Democratic primary. She has tangled with the “Reid machine” before, beating their endorsed candidate for the party’s gubernatorial nomination in 2006 – she would lose the general election, however – and was ready to battle the Reid backed candidate in 2012 for the position she now holds until the tabbed individual, current 4th District Congressman Ruben Kihuen (D-Las Vegas), chose not to run.
As part of her statement and to prove her viability as a potential Senate candidate, Rep. Titus released an Anzalone Liszt Grove Research poll (6/23-29; 602 NV likely voters) that projects her only two points behind incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R), 45-47%.
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