Take Action: Nevada

Holds: Senate (Cortez Masto), NV-03 (Lee), NV-04 (Horsford)

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina elected to the Senate when she won her seat by 2.4 points in 2016. The Center for Effective Lawmaking has rated Cortez Masto as the third most effective lawmaker in the US Senate. Still, her first term incumbency has led the Rpublicans to pump significant funding in digital attack ads. But Cortez Masto has managed to outraise her challengers.

In US House races, two incumbent Democrats are considered at risk. Susie Lee won the open seat in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in 2018 by 9 points, but her margin slipped to 3 points in 2020. NV-03 is viewed as the state’s most competitive House district.

Steven Horsford won an open seat in NV-04 in 2018 by 8.2 points. As an incumbent, he beat the Republican challenger by almost 5 points in 2020. However, Horsford had previously served in the district and was defeated by a Republican in 2014. The Republicans have listed both Horsford and Lee as “offensive pick-up opportunities for the 2022 cycle.”

The Cook Political Report rates Nevada as Likely D.



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