u.s. senate race

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In less than 90 days, Nevadans will be heading to the polls to choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 2018 general election in November. To get a rundown of who is in the race, KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman sat down with our Political Reporter Paul Boger to get the latest.

Robert Petersen

Republican U.S. Representative and Senate-hopeful Joe Heck recently dropped his support for Presidential nominee Donald Trump. That decision was scrutinized during last week’s debate between Heck and his democratic opponent Catherine Cortez Masto.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Congressman Joe Heck was booed when he first told a crowd of supporters that he would not only not vote for Trump, but urged the candidate to step down.

During the only debate between the two candidates, hosted by KLAS in Las Vegas, Heck said the decision was personal.

Immigration reform has been a major issue during this year’s election season. And both candidates vying for retiring U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s seat addressed this issue during the only debate so far for that race.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto both say they support immigration reform—but specifics were hard to come by at the first and only debate between the two, hosted by KLAS-TV and Univision in Las Vegas.

Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix with Univision was one of the moderators.

On Campaign Trail, Heck Talks Issues, Not Trump

Aug 21, 2016
Julia Ritchey

The race for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat between Representative Joe Heck and former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is intensifying. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey caught up with Heck over the weekend during a campaign stop in Gardnerville. 

  Heck says he's not worried about his Democratic opponent's attempts to tether him to Donald Trump. He thinks Nevadans are more worried about state and local issues.

"They're not questioning me about what the presidential race is, they want to know what I'm going to be able to do for them here in Nevada," said Heck. 

Three term Congressman Joe Heck handily won the Republican primary for Nevada's open U.S. Senate seat. 

Heck now faces Democratic challenger Catherine Cortez Masto in the general election to replace retiring Sen. Harry Reid.

Both candidates easily won their primary races, clinching large victories less than an hour after polls closed. Heck says he's ready to pivot to November.

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Nevada Representative Joe Heck filed paperwork today to run as a Republican candidate to replace Sen. Harry Reid, who's held the seat for three decades.

Heck announced his intent to run for senate last summer, but Monday's filing made it official.

The doctor and one-star general will face off against former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto, who plans to file March 15.

It's one of several key races in battleground states that Democrats hope to win in order to regain control of the Senate.