News on 2016
Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, reported that national Republicans are looking longingly at the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Harry Reid, who must run for reelection in 2016.
The Republicans have been hoping to increase their new majority in the Senate by putting Gov. Brian Sandoval up against Reid in 2016.
“Here's the problem: Most Republicans said they don't think Sandoval will run,” Roll Call reported. “Republican Reps. Joe Heck and Mark Amodei have said they're not interested in a Senate bid—positions they reiterated to CQ Roll Call in conversations outside the House chamber earlier this month. That puts outgoing Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and newly elected Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison on top of the GOP's short list of candidates.”