Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Las Vegas) is apparently also succumbing to pressure from multiple sexual harassment accusations against him and is expected to announce today that he will not seek a second term next year. Mr. Kihuen had previously said he would not resign when one woman came forward to levy her allegations. Now that at least one more has done so, he has decided to end his current congressional tenure after this legislative session adjourns.
The 4th District occupies northern Clark County and six other central rural Nevada counties. The seat leans Democratic, but Republicans have proven success in the region, as well.
The Kihuen departure means that there are now 43 open or vacant seats in the House to be filled in the subsequent election. Within the 43, Republicans hold 28 seats compared to the Democrats now having 15.
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