Nevada Democratic US Sen. Jacky Rosen declares reelection at union hall event.

WASHINGTON, DC  – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada, who is a major target for the Republican Party in a difficult 2024 Senate map, formally filed for reelection Monday at a Las Vegas union hall. Nevada is a presidential battleground state.

The moderate Democrat, who served for one term, has ten Republican opponents in her race for reelection, which she began last year. A prominent Democratic opponent has not been named to challenge Rosen.

The leaders of the plumbing, pipefitting, firefighting, electrical, and influential local hotel worker unions introduced Rosen to the members, assuring them that their support would be crucial in preserving Democratic control of the Senate "and stopping those MAGA Republicans from arguing every single bill."

The abortion question was also the focal point of her talks. The national Democratic Party has been trying to get people to pay attention to the June 2022 Supreme Court ruling that reversed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion.

Rosen vowed, "I will never back down" in defense of the reproductive rights that are now at jeopardy. Among the Republican candidates vying for the Senate seat is Sam Brown, a former Army captain who was a candidate in 2022 and who has the support of party heavyweights in the nation's capital.

His campaign manager, Faith Jones, made a statement that was critical of housing, food and grocery prices, unemployment, and Rosen, tying him to Biden.

Among the other Republicans vying for office is Jim Marchant, who was unsuccessful in his 2022 bid for Nevada secretary of state after publicly rejecting the notion that Democratic candidate Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Through his campaign, Marchant also linked Rosen to Biden, who he criticized for his handling of the economy and foreign policy. "The anger of Nevadans is at an all-time high, and they are prepared for the MAGA movement," the statement declared.

In 2020, Trump was defeated in Nevada by Biden by over 30,000 votes, even though Republicans and campaign officials challenged the election in court, claiming but failing to produce proof of anomalies. In November 2022, Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, was re-elected as the other senator from Nevada.

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