The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a new poll has Senator Dean Heller leading embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley 45 percent to 42 percent. The survey also showed Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller edging out Democratic Senate challenger U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley 45 percent to 42 percent. … Heller was far more popular than Berkley, according to the survey, with more people not liking the Las Vegas-area congresswoman than liking her. Berkley’s favorable/unfavorable ratings were 37/45 percent. Heller’s favorable/unfavorable ratings were 48/30 percent.
- Meanwhile, Politico’s Morning Score reports that Larry Sabato at the UVA Center for Politics has moved the race from tossup to lean Republican. The recent ethics investigation into Nevada Democratic Senate candidate Shelley Berkley has changed the state’s Senate race from a toss-up to lean Republican, according to Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
- Finally, the NRSC reminded voters that it embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley helped steered $20 million to a failed solar plant in Las Vegas. American taxpayers are seeing $20 million more of their money washed down the tube via the Obama-Berkley stimulus plan, as an Amonix solar energy plant in North Las Vegas – which has received stimulus dollars – closed their doors after being open for just 14 months. … “It’s another day and another painful reminder for Nevada taxpayers that Shelley Berkley and Barack Obama have spent the last three years wasting their hard earned money on failed programs,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) RSC Spokesman Jahan Wilcox.