El Mundo Endorses Shelley Berkley

After Receiving Endorsement Yesterday From La Prensa Latina Newspaper, Shelley Berkley Accepts Endorsement From El Mundo Newspaper, the oldest and largest Hispanic-owned Newspaper in Nevada.

El Mundo Owner Eddie Escobedo Jr. Praises Shelley’s Record Of Fighting For Latino Families Across Nevada While Slamming Senator Heller’s Dismal Record On Latino Issues

Las Vegas— Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley received the endorsement of El Mundo newspaper, Nevada’s oldest and largest Hispanic-owned newspaper, outside of Cardenas Market in Las Vegas. Shelley was joined by El Mundo owner Eddie Escobedo Jr., and state Assemblywoman Lucy Flores at the endorsement event, who both spoke about Shelley’s long record of standing up for Nevada’s Latino community and Senator Dean Heller’s dismal record on Latino issues.

“I’m proud and honored to receive the endorsement of El Mundo newspaper, Nevada’s oldest and largest Hispanic-owned newspaper,” said U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley.  “While my opponent continues to turn a blind eye to the Latino community in Nevada by skipping candidate forums, blowing off scheduled meetings, and voting against the DREAM Act while cutting funding for Pell grants and support for small businesses, I’ll continue to prioritize Latino families across Nevada by fighting to create good-paying jobs, giving Nevada small businesses the tools to expand and hire, making education affordable and accessible for all, and continuing to press for passage of the DREAM Act.”

“When it comes to the important issues impacting Latino families in Nevada, there is an ocean of difference between Shelley Berkley’s commitment to creating good-paying jobs and her opponent, Republican Senator Dean Heller’s anti-middle class, pro-Wall Street agenda, and that’s why I’m proud to endorse Shelley on behalf of El Mundo newspaper,” said Eddie Escobedo Jr., the owner of El Mundo newspaper.  “Shelley will continue standing up for Latino working families by fighting for good-paying jobs, giving small businesses the tools to hire again, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and voting for the DREAM Act.  Senator Dean Heller’s record on Latino issues is atrocious, and he continues to stand with Republicans like Mitt Romney in putting Wall Street millionaires, billionaires, Big Oil companies, and corporations that ship our jobs overseas first, and Latino working families last.”

El Mundo is the second Spanish-language newspaper endorsement Shelley has received in as many days.  Yesterday, Shelley received the endorsement of La Prensa Latina, a Spanish-language newspaper in Nevada that praised her long record of standing up for the Latino community in Nevada, while calling Senator Heller’s record on the issues important to Latino families in Nevada misguided and anti-middle class.


April 4, 2012
Contact: Berkley Campaign, Eric Koch
(702) 483-7315

Discusses Need To Ensure Jobs, Health Care and Housing
For Nevada’s More Than 240,000 Veterans

Las Vegas – Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley kicked off a state-wide “Prioritize Veterans Tour” today at the UNLV Veterans Memorial in Las Vegas to highlight the need for Washington to make veterans one of their top priorities.  The tour will continue later today with a visit to Pahrump’s Veterans Memorial at Chief Tecopa Cemetery and over the next week and a half in Laughlin, Reno and Elko.

The focus of the tour is to call on Washington to make Nevada veterans the priority – and to stop focusing on pro-Wall Street policies.

“The Prioritize Veterans statewide tour is about one thing: telling Washington that Nevada veterans must be one of the top priorities,” said Berkley.  “However, instead of addressing veterans’ unemployment, homelessness and lingering health problems, too many in Washington are focused on ending Medicare by turning it over to private insurance company bureaucrats, protecting tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs overseas and defending taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil companies.”

“Shelley Berkley understands the needs of Nevada’s veterans,” said Las Vegas veteran Sharon Potter. “Whether it is fighting for better health care, creating jobs, or helping get homeless vets off the streets, Nevada’s veterans have a friend in Shelley Berkley.”


As the daughter of a World War II veteran, Shelley Berkley knows firsthand the sacrifice that service men and women make for their country. That is why she has worked tirelessly to ensure our brave men and women in uniform have access to quality health care, stable housing and adequate employment opportunities when they return to civilian life in this tough economy.


  • Shelley Berkley secured crucial support and funding for the new Southern Nevada Veterans Affairs’ Medical Center, which will thousands of veterans with the finest, most up-to-date health services. [AP, 8/05/03; LV Sun, 12/12/10; Berkley Release, 11/19/04]

Las Vegas Sun – for veterans, new medical center “cannot open soon enough.” [Las Vegas Sun, 2/22/06]

  • Berkley co-authored legislation to increase use of telemedicine in treating America’s military service members to provide veterans with the best possible care. [HR 1832, 2011]
  • Berkley wrote the Justin Bailey Act to expand and improve mental health treatment for veterans, including treatment for substance abuse disorders. [HR 4053, 2007; HR 5554, 2008; S2162, 2007; GPO, 2008]
  • Berkley has cosponsored legislation to expand clinical teams, family therapists and other full-time staff at veterans’ health facilities and voted to increase support for families and caregivers and eliminate barriers to care for female veterans. [S 1963, Vote #214; Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/5/05]


  • Shelley Berkley was a strong supporter of the 2008 G.I. Bill that expanded educational benefits for veterans for the first time in 25 years. [H.R. 2642, Vote #432, 6/19/08; H.R. 2642, Vote #330, 5/15/08]
  • Berkley cosponsored legislation in 2011 to reauthorize job-training programs for homeless veterans. Berkley also has fought for funding for job training for veterans, announcing $230,000 in funding for job training, search, and placement assistance for homeless vets in 2011. [FOX 5 News, 8/05/11; HR 2559, 7/15/11]
  • Berkley voted to provide $1,400 for each month a veteran was enrolled in an employment-training program. [HR 1168, Vote #832, 11/2/09]
  • Berkley cosponsored and voted for a bill to provide tax credits to firms that hire veterans. [HR 674, Thomas.gov, introduced 2/11/11; HR 674, Vote #854, 11/16/11]


  • Berkley was an outspoken opponent of the Republican budget plan that would have killed $75 million in funding for housing vouchers that provide homeless veterans with a place to live for a year. [HR 1, Vote #147, 2/19/11; CNN, 3/01/11]
  • Berkley voted for the Homes for Heroes Act in 2008, which provided at least 20,000 rental home vouchers for homeless veterans. [HR 3329, Vote #478, 7/9/08]
  • In 2011, Berkley cosponsored the Helping Homeless Heroes Act of 2011, which reauthorized critical programs for homeless veterans. [HR 2559, 7/15/11]