Decision by Rep. Joe Heck, a “battle tested incumbent,” to run for U.S. Senate in Nevada improves Republican chances in that race slightly, according to Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.
- Changes Nevada Senate race to “Pure Toss-Up” from “Toss-Up/Tilt Democratic”
- His open 3rd District seat is “likely to be a headache” for NRCC to hold, however; President Obama won district twice and Democrats could switch from crowded 4th District race
- Changes Nevada’s 3rd District rating to “Pure Toss-Up” from “Republican Favored”
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