“I have received significant encouragement to run for this seat at both a local and national level,” Georgiou said in a statement, according to the Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston.
Several other Democrats are looking at the race, including Rep. Shelley Berkley, Secretary of State Ross Miller, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Treasurer Kate Marshall.
The latter three will all be in the middle of their terms next year and therefore able to keep their current offices if they lose.
On the Republican side, Rep. Dean Heller is expected to enter the race in the near future. A Republican source in Nevada told Roll Call: “People are already moving into position to take Heller’s seat. If he doesn’t move, a lot of people will be disappointed.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.