Dems reserve $2.3M TV ad time in Nevada Senate race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials in Washington are showing their commitment to Shelley Berkley's candidacy for the U.S. Senate by announcing they've reserved $2.3 million worth of television advertising time.
The announcement from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday comes two days after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate Berkley's advocacy on behalf of entities in which her husband had a financial interest.
The Nevada congresswoman said she advocated for a local kidney transplant program because she was concerned about the health of patients, but Republican officials have questioned whether her husband's work with the program posed a conflict of interest.
The committee's announcement called Berkley a proven fighter for Nevadans.
The matchup featuring Berkley and Republican Dean Heller is expected to be among the nation's closest Senate races.