In Nevada, a new poll from the Las Vegas Review-Journal reveals that Dean Heller is leading embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley by 6 points. A week before the election, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller has maintained a six-point lead over Rep. Shelley Berkley, according to a new poll that suggests Heller will keep his GOP seat unless Democrats get far more Southern Nevada supporters to the polls to overcome voter qualms about the congresswoman’s ethics. Heller was leading Berkley 46 percent to 40 percent in the poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow.
- Meanwhile, Dean Heller is out with a new ad about his parents and how it’s important to play by the rules. My dad was an auto mechanic, he built his own business. And mom was a school cook. They believed that if you worked hard, you’d have an opportunity to succeed. And if you played by the rules, you’d be rewarded. If you didn’t, there would be consequences. Boy has America changed. Now Washington uses your hard earned tax dollars to bad decisions by Detroit and Wall Street while hardworking middle class families struggle. I’m Dean Heller and I approve this message because it’s time to put Nevadans first.
- Finally, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the NRSC is asking supporters in Nevada and across the country to help them “Recall Reid.” The National Republican Senatorial Committee is asking would-be donors to “Recall Reid” by helping the GOP take over the Senate majority from Democrats. “Help send a message to Harry Reid,” reads the NRSC solicitation, which committee officials say has helped bring in more than $1 million. “This is our chance to recall Harry Reid as leader of the Senate this November!” Reid has become second only to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., this election season as the Democrat whom Republicans are most likely to rail against as they try to rally their supporters. An online petition drive led by the NRSC asks voters to sign a “pink slip” to fire Reid. Democratic Senate candidates in Nevada, Arizona and elsewhere have been denounced by Republicans as Reid’s “hand-picked” competitors.