Nevada’s Senate Race Moves to Toss Up as Heck Enters: Rothenberg

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”