Candidate filing day: NV Democratic Rep. Rosen files for GOP Sen. Heller’s seat


Candidates officially began filing their paperwork Monday to run for office in 2018. At the end of the day, more than 100 people had filed with Clark County or the Secretary of State. 

Nevada Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen has formally filed as a candidate for Republican Dean Heller’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Rosen was joined by her husband, Larry, and other supports when she officially filed the paperwork Monday with the secretary of state’s office in Las Vegas.

The freshman congresswoman from Las Vegas announced her candidacy for Heller’s seat last July.

Las Vegas Republican Danny Tarkanian also plans to challenge Heller in the GOP primary in June.

Heller is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for re-election in the Senate this year. His seat is the only one up for grabs in a state carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton when President Trump won in 2016.

An intra-party battle for a critical state senate seat was joined when a Republican caucus-endorsed Valerie Weber who filed in District 8. The seat vacated when incumbent non-partisan Patty Farley opted not to run for re-election.  Former State Senator Elizabeth Helgelien also fled as a Republican, setting up a primary battle. 

Robert Eliason filed for re-election to the North Las Vegas Constable’s job, although he’s failed for nearly four years to obtain a required certification as a peace office.  He’s suing to get around the requirement.

Speaking of law enforcement: Former North Las VegaPolice Lieutenant Tim Bedwell made good on his promise to challenge Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo for his position.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, the woman who will oversee Nevada’s elections, first elected in 2014, filed for her second and final term Monday, as well. 

The hosts of Politics Now will break down more of the filings Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 8. 

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