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Laxalt hints at legal fights ahead of 2022 US Senate race

Sep. 07, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — More than 14 months before the midterm elections, the Republican frontrunner in Nevada's U.S. Senate race is raising fears of voter fraud and talking about preemptively mounting legal challenges — a sign that the election denialism that marked the last cycle may...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...

Cortez Masto and Manchin plan jobs-focused tour in Nevada

Aug. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will join Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on a three-day, jobs-focused tour of northern Nevada next week, where the two plan on showcasing how the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will bring jobs to the region. ...

Nevada health care executive announces run for US Senate

Aug. 19, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Republican healthcare executive and Air Force veteran is running to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate, hoping to unseat first-term Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Bill Hockstedler of Pahrump filed papers to run for the seat on Tuesday,...

Nevada senator seeks new ideas to address wildfire smoke

Aug. 19, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging firefighters, scientists, teachers and moms to help form new strategies to deal with increasingly unhealthy air quality in Nevada caused by wildfires that continue to worsen and no relief in sight in the years ahead. ...

Republican Adam Laxalt files to run for US Senate in Nevada

Aug. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Adam Laxalt filed late Sunday to run for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties fight for control of Congress. Laxalt, who's part of a Nevada political dynasty and an ally of...

Sen. Tom Cotton: Laxalt key to GOP flipping the U.S. Senate

Aug. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton told a crowd of about 4,000 Republicans that former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt plans to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. He and other Republican luminaries revved up...

Nevada incumbent politicians post hefty fundraising leads

Jul. 16, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's incumbent federal office holders are building up their campaign war chests ahead of next year's elections in the Western swing state, amassing millions of dollars to be spent on hiring staffers and consultants, blitzing the airwaves with advertisements and printing...

Pageant winner, business owner joins Nevada's US Senate race

Jul. 14, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican pageant winner and business owner is running for Nevada's Senate seat currently held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Sharelle Mendenhall filed as a candidate with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month and is scheduled to...

Cortez Masto reports raising almost $2.8M in recent months

Jul. 12, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto reported raising almost $2.8 million over the past three months as she gears up to run for reelection next year. The Democrat's campaign said Monday that she ended June with $6.58 million in her campaign account. Of the...