Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Tuesday’sprimary night results on the upcoming general election:
“Nevada Democrats have nominated our strongest general election ticket in years. Our candidates represent Nevada’s diversity, and I’m confident that we are going to win up and down the ballot in November.
“Catherine Cortez Masto will become the first Latina United States Senator in history. Catherine was an outstanding Attorney General with a record of bipartisan accomplishments holding sex traffickers and the big banks accountable. Her opponent has pledged allegiance to Donald Trump — which is no surprise since Congressman Heck’s extreme views are indistinguishable from Trump’s. Heck wants to deport DREAMers, end birthright citizenship, and unravel the economic progress of the last seven years. Congressman Heck will lose.
“Nevada is also poised to make history when we elect Ruben Kihuen as our state’s first Latino to serve in the House of Representatives. Cresent Hardy should never have been elected to the 4th Congressional District in 2014, and we’ll make sure he doesn’t return. Democrats will also send community leader Jacky Rosen to represent our 3rd Congressional District. Jacky will beat Danny Tarkanian because a failed perennial candidate who can’t manage his own money should have nothing to do with growing Southern Nevada’s economy.
“Democrats are also in an excellent position to reclaim our majorities in the Nevada Senate and Assembly. Our state deserves a legislature that will stand up for the middle class, not special interests and the wealthy few.
“Nevada Democrats believe that comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship is essential. We believe that clean energy creates good-paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas, and we should do everything to foster its development. We stopped nuclear waste from being dumped in Nevada, we blocked failed Republican attempts to revive Yucca Mountain, and we remain vigilant in this fight. We believe that women should be paid the same as men for doing the same job. Nevada Democrats will fight for working men and women so they have a fair and livable wage, and we will reject attempts to weaken workers’ rights. We believe our public lands should be protected for future generations.
“Nevada’s diversity is our strength, and Democrats up and down the ballot represent every corner of our great state. This is Nevada’s new generation of leaders – and they are why we will win in November.”