Ruben Kihuen Withdraws from NV-CD1 Race

State Senator Ruben Kihuen released the following statement announcing his withdrawal from the race for Congressional District 1:

“I want to thank all the volunteers, voters, donors and other supporters who have supported me throughout this process, and this decision that I am announcing today.  Unfortunately, the reality is that continuing my efforts to win in what would promise to be a resource draining primary at this time is not in the best interest for me, my family, my community and my party.

“Nevada has lived through the worst economic times in a generation. This year, our state will play a pivotal role in determining whether the United States stays on the path toward recovery by reelecting President Obama, or takes a sharp turn in a radical and dangerous direction.

“I will do everything I can to reelect President Obama and strengthen his hand by sending Democrats to the House and Senate, including Shelley Berkley, Steven Horsford, John Oceguera and Dina Titus. I will do all I can to encourage Latinos to make our voices heard through the electoral process—especially in November.

“For me, serving Nevada has always come first. I will continue to do that in the State Senate. We face a republican party that doesn’t understand the challenges people who live here confront every day. Nevadans need good-paying jobs – now. They need help staying in their homes – today. They need an economic plan that builds the diversified economy of Nevada’s future, starting yesterday.  These challenges can’t wait. I’m going back to work on them tomorrow.”


WASHINGTON – Today, Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after State Senator Ruben Kihuen announced he will end his bid for the United States House of Representative.

“Senator Kihuen remains a rising star in Nevada and the Democratic Party.  Each day, he breaks new barriers and inspires tens of thousands of young people with his hard work on behalf of this state and his commitment to helping all Nevadans achieve a better life for themselves and their families.  I am fortunate to call him my friend and expect great things from him in the very near future.

“With TEA Party Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, Nevada’s middle-class families need Dina Titus in their corner fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, create good paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas and holding Wall Street bankers and Big Oil executives accountable.  I am proud to endorse her bid for Congress and look forward to working with her to put Nevadans back to work.”

NV Dems Chair Roberta Lange Statement on CD 1

 Las Vegas, NV – In response to recent developments in the race for Nevada’s first congressional district, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange released the following statement:

“Senator Ruben Kihuen is an outstanding public servant with a very bright future in Nevada politics.  He will continue to be a strong fighter in the Nevada State Senate to create jobs and improve Nevada’s education system.  I congratulate Senator Kihuen on the race he ran and look forward to working with him in the future.

“Nevada Democrats are united behind Dina Titus and we look forward to sending her back to Congress to fight for Nevada families.  Dina has been a longtime advocate for Nevada’s middle-class families — committed to fighting the Wall Street Republican agenda of killing Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies and protecting taxpayer giveaways to corporations that ship American jobs overseas.  Nevada Democrats could not have a stronger ticket this election cycle in which we will re-elect President Obama, send Shelley Berkley to the Senate, and take back a majority of our congressional delegation.”