Rep. Dean Heller’s nascent Senate campaign has scheduled a March 28 fundraiser at an upscale Las Vegas restaurant that features a host committee of prominent Nevada Republican donors and the individual who served as Sen. John Ensign’s executive director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Scott Bensing, executive director of the NRSC during the 2008 election cycle and now based in Reno, joins a host committee of 28 that includes former Gov. Bob List, wealthy casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, casino executives Scott Nielson and Anthony Marnell, and wealthy conservative donors Bill Brady and Monte Miller.
Heller, who announced his Senate bid Tuesday, is running for the seat being vacated by Ensign, who is retiring. The fundraiser is asking for a donations ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.