Slideshow: The Nevada Caucuses

Reid: ‘Did You See Diversity in Iowa?’

Joe Heck to Run for Nevada Senate

Rep Joe Heck announced Monday he’ll run for Senate in Nevada, giving Republicans a top pick in a crucial contest that could determine Senate control.

“I see a Nevada of unlimited opportunity, a place with better jobs, higher wages and the chance to rise as far as the path will take us,” the GOP lawmaker said in a video announcing his Senate run. “And that’s why I’m running for the United States Senate.”

Reid: Unimportant Who Faces Cortez-Masto in Nevada Senate Race
"It doesn't matter who runs against her, she's going to be just fine."

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid fielded questions about the open Nevada Senate race Tuesday, following an announcement earlier in the day that Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval would not run for the seat being vacated by Reid.

“We have a winner in Catherine Cortez-Masto,” Reid said. “She’s a wonderful, longtime Nevadan — in fact, lifetime Nevadan — and it doesn’t matter who runs against her, she’s going to be just fine.”