Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus has opted to not run for Senate in 2018.
It had been anticipated the Democrat would throw her hat into the ring for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Dean Heller. But rather than pursuing that route, Titus has decided to run for re-election in Nevada's District 1 in the House of Representatives, where she has served since 2012.
In a statement released Wednesday, Titus said, "After careful consideration, I have decided that I can better serve the people of Nevada as Dean of the House delegation than as a freshman senator, so I will be running for re-election in District 1. I thank all of you who have encouraged and advised me in this effort and humbly ask for your continued support in November 2018."
Here's my statement on running for re-election in District 1: pic.twitter.com/SGMoYhfjdB
— Dina Titus (@dinatitus) September 27, 2017
Before serving in District 1, she served one term as the representative for District 3 and was a member of the Nevada state Senate from 1988 to 2008.
Currently, Democrat Jacky Rosen, in her first term as a representative for Nevada's District 3, is running for Senate against incumbent Heller and Republican Danny Tarkanian, whom she defeated in the District 3 race in 2016.
In addition, Democrats Jay Craddock, Bobby Mahendra and Jesse Sbaih have also announced their candidacy.