In Nevada, the Las Vegas Sun reports that embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will soon learn if the House Committee on Ethics will continue their investigation into her. After months of living under the shadow of a potential ethics probe, Rep. Shelley Berkley should find out Monday whether the committee considering her case will launch a formal investigation into whether she advocated for higher Medicare reimbursement rates for kidney care to benefit her family’s financial situation. … But experts say Berkley’s case falls into a gray area of congressional ethics. On the one hand, it’s flat-out wrong for members of Congress to use their position to push for policies where “compensation [could] accrue” to themselves or an immediate family member.
- Meanwhile, the Sun also reports that Berkley’s support with Hispanics is incredibly soft. The data did reveal one potentially troubling trend for the Democrat in Nevada’s key U.S. Senate race: Hispanic voters don’t like U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley quite as much as they like other Democrat. According to the poll, which has a 4.9 percent margin of error, Hispanic voters favor Berkley 53 percent to 30 percent compared with her Republican opponent, Sen. Dean Heller. Compare that with Obama’s 49-point advantage and with the generic ballot test in which the anonymous Democrat has a 39-point advantage over the anonymous Republican.
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