With Kihuen Out, Here’s Who Might Run for the NV-04 Seat With Kihuen Out, Here’s Who Might Run for the NV-04 Seat – NTK Network

With Kihuen Out, Here’s Who Might Run for the NV-04 Seat

Democrats include a man who previously held this seat, the mayor of North Las Vegas, a state senator in law school, and a Berniecrat who was already in the race.

By NTK Staff | 12.19.2017 @1:00pm
With Kihuen Out, Here’s Who Might Run for the NV-04 Seat

Ever since Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and misconduct, announced he will not seek re-election in 2018, a whole host of Democrats and Republicans have indicated they might be interested in the open seat.

The Nevada Independent has a quick guide to who might compete for Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District seat. Here’s a summary:

Democrats

Steven Horsford: He won this seat in 2012 but lost to Republican Cresent Hardy. He serves as the president of a consulting firm with clients including the American Gaming Association and the MGM National Harbor resort near Washington, D.C.

State Sen. Pat Spearman: Said to be “strongly considering” getting in the race, Spearman is halfway through her state senate term.

State Sen. Yvanna Cancela: The former political director of the powerful Culinary Union, Cancela was appointed to fill Kihuen’s seat in the state legislature and is currently in her first year of law school at UNLV. “I’ve been approached about it but have been consumed with law school finals,” she wrote in an email to the Nevada Independent.

Amy Vilela: Running on the belief that Kihuen was not progressive enough, Vilela was in the race before the accused sexual harasser stepped aside. She’s backed by a group aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and is focused on healthcare.

Mayor John Lee: The mayor of North Las Vegas, Lee is a described as a more “conservative Democrat” and said he was “strongly considering” running.

Republicans

Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony: A three-term councilman, Anthony was already in the race and raise more than $141,000 last quarter.

Cresent Hardy: Looking to avenge his 2016 loss to Kihuen, Hardy said earlier this month he may jump in the race to win his old seat back.

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