NV political news story The 2018 Nevada congressional election is only just beginning.
The race for the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., will be decided in the next few days.
But the stakes are higher than ever in Nevada.
It’s one of five states voting on Election Day and the sixth that has a competitive race between two Republicans vying to be the next U.N. ambassador.
The other three are: Alaska, California, Massachusetts and New Mexico.
The winner will take the seat from former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
The race to succeed Sen. Dean Heller, R, R.D., who is retiring at the end of his term, has pitted him against Democratic Gov.
Brian Sandoval, who is up for reelection.
And the winner of that race will be the only Republican in the Senate to face an incumbent.
A third-party candidate for the Senate seat has emerged in recent days.
The Green Party candidate, Joe Garcia, was endorsed by the state Republican Party and announced Monday that he would be filing his nomination.
He said he is running for the position because he wants to “show that the people of Nevada want a more open, democratic process.”
“We have to start from scratch,” Garcia said in a statement.
“We must start from the bottom up.”
A statement from the Democratic Party of Nevada said the race is about fairness and dignity for all Nevadans.
“The people of Nevadas District 7 need a voice in Washington and we need a representative who will work to address the concerns of the people,” the statement said.
Nevada Democratic Party Chairman Jim Chafee said the party is supportive of Garcia, who was previously endorsed by former U.C.L.A. President Richard Stengel.
“We are excited about the new Green Party and Joe’s candidacy,” Chafce said in an email.
“He is a good person who has a lot of experience in Washington.”
Garcia is a veteran of the U.K. Parliament who was appointed as the U-K.
ambassador to the U:Israel.
He served as a U.B.C.-based diplomat in Israel.
The Democratic National Committee is hosting an online forum in which Nevadan voters can weigh in on the contest, which will be televised live on ABC, NBC and CBS stations.
The candidates are also seeking endorsements from state Democratic Party chairmen and state Democratic party members.
The Democratic National Convention is slated to begin Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Garcias has not announced any endorsements yet, and he has not indicated if he plans to seek the nomination.