Oceguera goes after Heck in Nevada House race
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Assembly Speaker John Oceguera faces a tough race in his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Joe Heck.
According to the latest voter registration numbers released Friday, Nevada's 3rd Congressional District is 38.7 percent Republican and 38.6 percent Democratic. The district also includes nearly 49,000 non-partisan voters.
In contrast, Democrats had a 26,000-voter advantage when incumbent U.S. Rep. Dina Titus lost the seat to Heck in 2010.
Oceguera tells The Associated Press that he knows the race won't be easy. But he says he is a different candidate than Titus was, and it's a different political climate this time around.
He says he is in it to win.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is already running ads in Las Vegas to help Heck retain his seat.