Republican groups have spent approximately $800,000 on the special election in Nevada’s second district, to be held on September 13, to retain Republican control of the seat formerly held by Dean Heller, who will replace former US Senator John Ensign. The National Republican Congressional Committee spent $528,000 and American Crossroads added $250,000 in support of Republican candidate Mark Amodei in his race against Democrat Kate Marshall.
Following her nomination by the Democratic party to run in the special election, Marshall stated, “I am honored to receive this nomination, Nevadans deserve a voice in Congress that will fight for middle class families, and that’s what I intend to do. I’ll work every day to create jobs in northern Nevada.” Before serving as the state Treasurer, Marshall in the worked in the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division and as the Senior Deputy Attorney General for Nevada.
Emily’s List, which focuses on getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, the National Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Feminist Majority have endorsed Marshall.