Former Rep. Barbara Vucanovich (R-Nev.) endorsed retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold (R) in the Sept. 13 special election for Nevada's vacant 2nd district.
“Kirk Lippold embodies the new, fresh conservative leadership the state of Nevada and the Republican Party need at this point in our history,” Vucanovich said in a statement. “If Republicans in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District are looking for a candidate with unmatched integrity and a bold, conservative vision for our future, Kirk Lippold is it.”
Among the other candidates in the open election to replace newly appointed Sen. Dean Heller (R) are Republicans Mark Amodei, Greg Brower and Sharron Angle and Democrats Kate Marshall and Jill Derby.
Vucanovich, who turns 90 next month, represented most of the current district from 1982 to 1996. She had a conservative voting record and was known for pushing breast cancer prevention during her tenure in Congress.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.