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Election Forecasters Move NV-03 To Toss-Up

Sabato’s Crystal Ball and Cook Political Report, leading nonpartisan elections forecasters, moved Nevada’s Third District to ‘Toss-up’ status. “Nevadans are tired of inaction and failed politicians, like Susie Lee,” said April Becker. “We have the momentum behind our campaign and will continue to focus on rising gas prices and record-high inflation, which has been caused by the policies

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Axios: House GOP sets its sights on Biden country

House Republicans are so confident of snagging easy seats en route to regaining the majority this November, their big-spending outside super PAC is now targeting congressional districts President Biden won by as much as 16 points, Axios has learned. Driving the news: The Consumer Price Index report being issued at 8:30am ET Tuesday is expected

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Release: Susie Lee Silent As Title 42 Is Removed

Susie Lee claims to be a moderate, but while Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Mark Kelly have opposed the Biden Administration’s reckless border policy, Susie hasn’t found the courage to say a word. This is just another example of Susie backing a far-left policy and hoping Nevadans won’t notice. With border patrol already overwhelmed

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Endorses April Becker for Congress

Las Vegas, NV– April Becker has been endorsed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in her bid to flip Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. “April Becker is a fighter. As a mom of three, April went back to law school to help fight for the underdog and take on the toughest cases. April is a tireless advocate

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Nevada Globe: NRCC Ad Targets Rep. Susie Lee For ‘Pain At The Pump’

It’s no secret that Republican hopefuls will be weaponizing the sky-high price of gas against incumbent House Democrats. But until now, we didn’t know that the national body whose official mission is to add Republican members would be targeting any Nevada Democrats. Now we know. Susie Lee (D-Nevada 3) is among the ten Democratic incumbents

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Nevada Globe: April Becker, Republican Candidate (CD-3) Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List PAC

The Globe received an early scoop that the Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC will announce its endorsement of April Becker (R) for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd District later this morning. Per the press release: “We’re proud to endorse April Becker to represent Nevada’s 3rd District. She has spent her career defending those who cannot

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Release: Susie Lee Fails Nevada Gaming Community

Susie Lee has failed to answer the call for Nevadans again. Last week, the SLOT Act was introduced, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would raise the tax reporting limit for slot machine winnings from $1,200 to $5,000. The single-spin jackpot reporting limit has not been raised since 1977. The SLOT Act received widespread support

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LVRJ: Lee claims media coverage ‘begets inflation,’ attacks Biden, hates ‘my local paper’

Rep. Susie Lee’s biggest worry about inflation isn’t rising prices. It’s people worrying about it. “The media coverage on inflation begets inflation,” Lee said this month during a video fundraiser obtained by the Review-Journal. “The biggest worry about inflation is people start to fear inflation. It just is like a snowball effect.” That sentiment would

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Congresswoman Stefanik Endorses 2022 House Candidates

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April Becker & Elise Stefanik – NewsMax Interview

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Press Release: Becker’s Statement On Susie Lee’s Build Back Better Vote

April Becker, Republican Candidate for Congress NV-03, released the following statement on Susie Lee’s vote for the reckless and socialist Build Back Better bill: “With Nevadans paying more for food and gas, Susie Lee’s $1.8 trillion plan just added to our inflation problem with more reckless spending that adds $367 billion to our deficit. This

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360 News Las Vegas: April Becker Calls For U.S. To Boycott Olympics In Communist China

Recently reported, Chinese tennis star, Peng Shuai, accused a powerful Chinese government official of coercing her into sex, she has since “disappeared.” The Biden administration and Susie Lee have been silent about this and the countless human rights atrocities and genocide inside Communist China that we know about. CD3 Congressional Candidate (R) April Becker is

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NY Post: ‘Majority makers’: Stefanik backs eight GOP women for Congress in ‘22

This one’s for the girls. House Republican Caucus chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released her first round of 2022 midterm endorsements Wednesday, vowing that GOP women will be “majority makers” next year. “As small business owners, mothers, veterans, and health care leaders, these women make up the most impressive and diverse group of rising stars we’ve

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Wall Street Journal: Worries in Top Suburban Battleground About Democrats’ Spending Show Biden’s Midterm Challenge

HENDERSON, Nev.—If the midterm election a year from now follows tradition and is a referendum on the president, then there are cautionary signs for Democrats in this Las Vegas suburb filled with strip malls, casino workers and retirees that sprawls into the desert. Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes this economically mixed community of about

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Associated Press: Becker to run against Lee for Nevada’s 3rd US House seat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas attorney who unsuccessfully ran for the Nevada Legislature in 2020 is setting her sights on a higher office in the U.S. Congress. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Republican April Becker has filed as a candidate with the Federal Election Commission to run in 2022 in the state’s

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Las Vegas Review Journal: April Becker to challenge Susie Lee in 3rd Congressional District

April Becker, a Las Vegas attorney and Republican who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Nevada state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro in 2020, has filed paperwork to challenge Democratic Rep. Susie Lee for the state’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022. Becker submitted her statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission on Feb. 15

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Election Forecasters Move NV-03 To Toss-Up

Apr 20th, 2022

Sabato’s Crystal Ball and Cook Political Report, leading nonpartisan elections forecasters, moved Nevada’s Third District to ‘Toss-up’ status.

“Nevadans are tired of inaction and failed politicians, like Susie Lee,” said April Becker. “We have the momentum behind our campaign and will continue to focus on rising gas prices and record-high inflation, which has been caused by the policies Susie Lee has championed in Congress.”

The positive shift continues the momentum behind April Becker’s candidacy following an endorsement from Leader Kevin McCarthyCLF’s Trailblazers Fund, and Nevada’s Law Enforcement community.

Axios: House GOP sets its sights on Biden country

Apr 12th, 2022

House Republicans are so confident of snagging easy seats en route to regaining the majority this November, their big-spending outside super PAC is now targeting congressional districts President Biden won by as much as 16 points, Axios has learned.

Driving the news: The Consumer Price Index report being issued at 8:30am ET Tuesday is expected to show annual inflation surging to 8.4% in March — the highest rate since December 1981. With Biden’s approval numbers already languishing in the negatives, Republicans are going for the kill.

Why it matters: In targeting seats the president won in 2020 by an average of 8 points, the Congressional Leadership Fund is putting Democrats on notice it plans to play offense in previously safe Democratic districts.

  • The group’s offensive play comes after its Democratic counterpart, the House Majority PAC, reserved advertising time in 51 media markets as it prepares to defend districts in many once-safe Democratic regions.
  • The GOP group, which is aligned with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is sitting on a mountain of cash and reported $93.5 million on hand as of the end of March.
  • A CLF endorsement is both a signal it plans to spend serious dollars in a race and a sign to other donors that McCarthy’s team likes what it sees in the candidates.

Between the lines: Republicans are pointing to Biden’s 69% disapproval rating on inflation, according to a new CBS poll, as one of his key political vulnerabilities.

Details: All but one of the seven new “trailblazer” endorsements are in districts that Biden won by 7 points or more.

Democrats themselves re-drew some of the targeted districts with an eye to shoring up their party’s incumbents.

The CLF endorsees:

  • Mayra Flores, a respiratory care practitioner, in Texas’ 34th District (Biden +16)
  • Tanya Wheeless, an attorney, in Arizona’s 4th District (Biden +10)
  • Marc Molinaro, a county executive, in New York’s 19th District (Biden +10)
  • Colin Schmitt, a state assemblymember, in New York’s 18th District (Biden +8)
  • April Becker, an attorney, in Nevada’s 3rd District (Biden +7)
  • Cassy Garcia, a former staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in the state’s 28th District (Biden +7)
  • Jim Bognet, a businessperson, in Pennsylvania’s 8th District (Trump +3)

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Release: Susie Lee Silent As Title 42 Is Removed

Apr 6th, 2022

Susie Lee claims to be a moderate, but while Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Mark Kelly have opposed the Biden Administration’s reckless border policy, Susie hasn’t found the courage to say a word. This is just another example of Susie backing a far-left policy and hoping Nevadans won’t notice. With border patrol already overwhelmed by the number of people trying to cross our border, Susie is silent as their last tool to combat this surge is taken away from them. On border security, Susie Lee stands with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and AOC, not Nevadans.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Endorses April Becker for Congress

Mar 21st, 2022

Las Vegas, NV– April Becker has been endorsed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy in her bid to flip Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.

“April Becker is a fighter. As a mom of three, April went back to law school to help fight for the underdog and take on the toughest cases. April is a tireless advocate for her community and will be a tremendous addition to the US House of Representatives. Conservatives can trust that April Becker will have their back and stand up to the Biden Administration. I’m proud to endorse April Becker for Nevada’s Third Congressional District.”

“I am honored to have the support of Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy,” said April Becker. “Leader McCarthy is fighting against the disastrous policies of Speaker Pelosi and President Biden and I’m proud that he’s endorsing me to help in this effort. Together we will rebuild our economy, revitalize our energy industry to lower gas prices, and bring conservative principles back to Washington.”

Nevada Globe: NRCC Ad Targets Rep. Susie Lee For ‘Pain At The Pump’

Mar 12th, 2022

It’s no secret that Republican hopefuls will be weaponizing the sky-high price of gas against incumbent House Democrats. But until now, we didn’t know that the national body whose official mission is to add Republican members would be targeting any Nevada Democrats. Now we know.

Susie Lee (D-Nevada 3) is among the ten Democratic incumbents that the NRCC is targeting with a brutal new spot claiming “Susie Lee and Joe Biden crippled American energy production.”

Per the NRCC: “Since taking power Democrats launched a full-scale war on energy that includes: slow-rolling oil and gas permits, canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands, halting new federal support for oil and gas projects overseas, and suspending oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).”

Leading GOP challenger, April Becker, weighed in: “Nevadans are feeling the effects of Susie Lee and progressive’s radical energy policies. Their Green New Deal seeks to cripple America’s energy production and will only make us rely more on hostile, foreign countries. Energy Independence is the only way to keep our gas prices low and our country safe from the whims of foreign adversaries.”

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Nevada Globe: April Becker, Republican Candidate (CD-3) Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List PAC

Mar 7th, 2022

The Globe received an early scoop that the Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC will announce its endorsement of April Becker (R) for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd District later this morning.

Per the press release:

“We’re proud to endorse April Becker to represent Nevada’s 3rd District. She has spent her career defending those who cannot defend themselves and will bring tenacity and compassion to the fight for life in Congress,” said Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List’s vice president of government affairs. “As a mother and a grandmother, April has seen first-hand the dramatic advances in science and technology that give us a window into the life of unborn children – including their ability to feel pain. Her Democratic opponent Susie Lee sides with Nancy Pelosi and the radical abortion lobby 100% of the time, sponsoring legislation to wipe out popular abortion limits nationwide and enshrine abortion on demand until birth in the law – even refusing to support medical care for babies who survive failed abortions. With so much at stake, southern Nevadans and all women and children deserve better. April’s common sense will be a much-needed check on the pro-abortion extremism running rampant in Washington.”

Becker is a litigator and real estate attorney from the greater Las Vegas area. She and her husband Matt own and operate a number of small businesses in the area and are deeply involved in their community, where Becker serves on the advisory board of the UNLV Libraries and is a member of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s “100 Hours Club” for her pro-bono legal aid. She and Matt have three children and recently became grandparents.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.”

Becker told the Globe: “I’m honored to have the endorsement of Susan B. Anthony List. As a mother, and new grandmother, I know that life is precious and I will fight to protect it.”

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Release: Susie Lee Fails Nevada Gaming Community

Mar 7th, 2022

Susie Lee has failed to answer the call for Nevadans again. Last week, the SLOT Act was introduced, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would raise the tax reporting limit for slot machine winnings from $1,200 to $5,000. The single-spin jackpot reporting limit has not been raised since 1977. The SLOT Act received widespread support from the Nevada gaming community.

When asked about this legislation Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) said, “This creates an unnecessary burden on the gaming industry, an economic driver for Southern Nevada and other communities nationwide where slot machines exist.” When Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), was questioned on the bill, he stated, “Increasing the threshold will eliminate this onerous red tape, ensuring the gaming industry can continue to support good-paying jobs and foster economic growth in southwestern Pennsylvania and across the country.” 

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) co-sponsored this commonsense bill. In fact, the bill was supported by Nevada’s entire Congressional delegation, except Susie Lee.

April Becker commented on Susie Lee’s failure to stand up for Nevada’s most important industry, “Susie Lee claims she’s a moderate, bipartisan problem solver, but when the chance came to help our most important industry — Susie was MIA. It should come as no surprise that Susie Lee is all talk when it comes to bipartisan solutions, given that she votes with Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time.”

LVRJ: Lee claims media coverage ‘begets inflation,’ attacks Biden, hates ‘my local paper’

Jan 7th, 2022

Rep. Susie Lee’s biggest worry about inflation isn’t rising prices. It’s people worrying about it.

“The media coverage on inflation begets inflation,” Lee said this month during a video fundraiser obtained by the Review-Journal. “The biggest worry about inflation is people start to fear inflation. It just is like a snowball effect.”

That sentiment would come as a surprise to families wondering how they’re going to afford groceries, clothing and gasoline this month. They didn’t need a press report to notice that their money isn’t going as far as it used to.

Labor Department economists have noticed, too. The consumer price index is up 6.8 percent over the past year. That’s the highest level in nearly 40 years. They identified price increases as the source of inflation, not the media’s coverage of those prices increases.

Lee blamed higher prices on supply chain disruptions and the fact that “no one was doing anything last year.” She also said Federal Reserve officials are “the people who control inflation.”

Lee is right that the causes of inflation are multifaceted, but President Joe Biden and Congress bear some responsibility. It turns out killing the Keystone Pipeline and paying people not to work weren’t great ways to fight higher prices.

But Lee is unrepentant. “I acknowledge that things are getting expensive, but I’m not going to apologize for it,” she said.

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Congresswoman Stefanik Endorses 2022 House Candidates

Dec 3rd, 2021

April Becker & Elise Stefanik – NewsMax Interview

Dec 3rd, 2021

Press Release: Becker’s Statement On Susie Lee’s Build Back Better Vote

Nov 19th, 2021

April Becker, Republican Candidate for Congress NV-03, released the following statement on Susie Lee’s vote for the reckless and socialist Build Back Better bill:

“With Nevadans paying more for food and gas, Susie Lee’s $1.8 trillion plan just added to our inflation problem with more reckless spending that adds $367 billion to our deficit. This bill includes a natural gas tax that will increase the price of home heating costs, electricity rates, and the price you pay at the pump. It gives an $80,000 tax break to millionaires and billionaires. It funds nearly 100,000 new IRS agents that will increase the chances for everyone to face an audit. It will increase our deficit and jeopardize the promises we’ve made to seniors, as it puts a strain on Social Security and Medicare. Susie Lee isn’t helping Nevadans; she’s making our problems worse.”

360 News Las Vegas: April Becker Calls For U.S. To Boycott Olympics In Communist China

Nov 19th, 2021

Recently reported, Chinese tennis star, Peng Shuai, accused a powerful Chinese government official of coercing her into sex, she has since “disappeared.” The Biden administration and Susie Lee have been silent about this and the countless human rights atrocities and genocide inside Communist China that we know about.

CD3 Congressional Candidate (R) April Becker is calling for America to boycott the Olympics in China:

“It is unacceptable for China to have the honor of hosting the Olympics while the Chinese Communist Party commits genocide against the Uyghur people and horrific human rights abuses. Just recently, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused a powerful Chinese government official of coercing her into sex, she has since “disappeared.

It is unacceptable for China to have the honor of hosting the Olympics while the Chinese Communist Party commits genocide against the Uyghur people and horrific human rights abuses.

I am calling on the Biden administration to mount a complete and total boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. No athletes, no administration officials, no corporate sponsors.”

Congresswoman Susie Lee had no comment.

NY Post: ‘Majority makers’: Stefanik backs eight GOP women for Congress in ‘22

Nov 10th, 2021

This one’s for the girls.

House Republican Caucus chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released her first round of 2022 midterm endorsements Wednesday, vowing that GOP women will be “majority makers” next year.

“As small business owners, mothers, veterans, and health care leaders, these women make up the most impressive and diverse group of rising stars we’ve ever seen,” Stefanik told Fox News.

Stefanik backed her former spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt – also a onetime assistant press secretary to former President Donald Trump — to unseat Democrat Chris Pappas in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district. She also endorsed Afghanistan veteran and lawyer Esther Joy King in the 17th congressional district in Illinois, where the seat is currently held by retiring Democrat Cheri Bustos.

Stefanik, the No. 3 House Republican, also endorsed two Virginia candidates: Jeanine Lawson, running the commonwealth’s 10th district, and Jen Kiggans, who hopes to represent Virginia’s 2nd district.

Next on Stefanik’s list was former Kansas Republican Party chair Amanda Adkins, who is challenging Democrat Sharice Davids in the Sunflower State’s 3rd congressional district.

Stefanik rounded out her endorsements by backing April Becker in Nevada’s 3rd district, Lisa Scheller for Pennsylvania’s 7th district and Monica De La Cruz for Texas’ 15th district.

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Wall Street Journal: Worries in Top Suburban Battleground About Democrats’ Spending Show Biden’s Midterm Challenge

Nov 8th, 2021

HENDERSON, Nev.—If the midterm election a year from now follows tradition and is a referendum on the president, then there are cautionary signs for Democrats in this Las Vegas suburb filled with strip malls, casino workers and retirees that sprawls into the desert.

Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes this economically mixed community of about 320,000 people, was the nation’s most competitive on average over the past three presidential elections. Former President Barack Obama won it by eight-tenths of a point in 2012; former President Donald Trump carried it by one point in 2016; and President Biden won it in 2020 by two-tenths of a point.

Interviews with more than two dozen district voters show feelings are running only lukewarm or quite cold when it comes to Mr. Biden. Residents expressed exhaustion with the coronavirus pandemic, concern about rising prices, worries about illegal immigration and wariness of increased federal spending proposed by Democrats in Washington.

“It scares me because I don’t know where all this money will come from,” said Trung Lam, a 45-year-old limousine driver and Vietnamese immigrant who voted for Mr. Biden. “It’s great to help people, but someone has to pay the bill.”

Narrowly divided suburban districts are expected to play a crucial role in the midterms, contests that traditionally favor the party that doesn’t control the White House. Nevada’s 3rd District encapsulates the headwinds faced by the party that now runs Washington.

Democrats were handed an early warning last week that their recent suburban strength may have waned. In two states Mr. Biden easily won in 2020, the party lost the Virginia governor’s race and the incumbent New Jersey governor only narrowly beat a GOP challenger.

Carol Conslato, a 64-year-old retiree who worked in the utility industry, also expressed concern about federal spending and inflation.

“They are getting way too progressive in spending,” said Ms. Conslato, who backed Mr. Trump in 2020 and considers herself an independent voter. “Everything is already going up in cost, but don’t encourage it with more government spending.”

Democrats are feeling vulnerable in part because Mr. Biden’s approval rating has fallen significantly since the summer. He is at 42% in Gallup polling, lower at this point of his tenure than all but one predecessor going back to Dwight Eisenhower in 1953. Mr. Trump was at 37% in October 2017 ahead of the GOP suffering significant losses in the 2018 midterms.

As both parties prepare for next November, Republicans have history on their side. In post-World War II America, the party controlling the White House has lost, on average, 28 House seats in the first midterm of a new presidency, according to data compiled by the American Presidency Project.

Rep. Susie Lee, the congresswoman for the 3rd District since 2019, is one of 70 House Democrats being targeted by national Republicans. She won the district by three points in 2020, a narrower victory than in her first bid in 2018 amid lower turnout.

Ms. Lee said she expects Mr. Biden’s polling and her party’s midterm prospects will improve if Congress can pass the president’s legislative agenda, including the $1.85 trillion social safety net and green energy package the White House has branded Build Back Better.

“Last night was a blaring siren for Democrats to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package and get this Build Back Better Act across the finish line,” she said in an interview the morning after the elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

William McCurdy II, a Clark County commissioner who recently served as chairman of the state’s Democratic Party, said he also expects the party’s prospects will improve if some of the president’s agenda is passed. Mr. Biden scored a win late last week when the House passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that had been approved by the Senate in August.

“You can never go wrong on delivering on the issues that were talked about in the last election,” Mr. McCurdy said. “People are focused on tabletop issues and there is a lot of uncertainty about the future for the next generation.”

A mid-September poll conducted for the Nevada Independent showed nearly even results for Mr. Biden’s favorability among the state’s voters, with 48% viewing him positively and 49% negatively.

While Nevada Democrats who control the process have yet to make public new district boundaries following the 2020 census, political observers in the state expect the 3rd District to remain competitive, even as it sheds some of its growing population to other districts.

“It is still probably going to be a tossup,” said political strategist Zachary Moyle,a former executive director of the Nevada Republican Party. “It’s what a working-class, middle-class America looks like.”

Nevada, which also hosts a key Senate race in 2022, has also been competitive statewide in recent presidential elections. Mr. Biden’s 2.4-percentage-point victory in 2020 was the sixth-slimmest margin in the nation.

While Nevada’s 3rd District has some peculiarities because of its proximity to Las Vegas, which tourists and others often call Sin City, it is still something of a microcosm for the nation. The district is slightly more racially and ethnically diverse than the nation overall.

“We are a melting pot,” said Angela Caruso, a 40-year-old Republican in Henderson. “People come for work, retirement and—once upon a time—because it was affordable.”

The mother of four, who works full time at a plasma center and part time in several other jobs, said she worries about “socialism becoming a reality here” and thinks Mr. Biden went too far in calling for a vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more workers.

“Democrats are all about choice for abortion, but they are complete hypocrites when it comes to what goes in your body,” said Ms. Caruso, who nonetheless supports vaccinations to protect against Covid-19.

While the district sprawls across more than 2,800 square miles, its population is heavily concentrated in suburbs south and west of Las Vegas. The geography includes some of the state’s wealthiest communities as well as struggling neighborhoods.

The region was hit especially hard by the pandemic because of its dependence on tourism. As conventioneers and tourists return, unemployment in the Las Vegas metropolitan areahas dropped to 7.4%.

Rick Fimple, a casino worker in his early 50s, said his employer paid his salary even when he didn’t work for close to three months because of lockdowns. After cashing his multiple federal stimulus payments, he said the pandemic was good for his finances.

Retired schoolteacher Wanda Zaccone, believes Mr. Biden has ‘done the best he can.’

Mr. Fimple, an independent voter who backed Mr. Trump and lives about 10 miles southwest of the Strip, couldn’t muster anything positive to say about Mr. Biden. “It doesn’t seem like he’s doing anything,” he said.

Wanda Zaccone, a 74-year-old retired special education teacher, blames Republicans for the lack of legislative accomplishment during Mr. Biden’s time in office. “He came into a huge mess and I think he’s done the best he can,” she said.

April Becker, an attorney who is the top fundraiser so far among potential GOP challengers of Ms. Lee, is already trying to link the incumbent to the liberal U.S. House speaker from the state next door.

“When she’s in Nevada, she’s telling her constituents that she’s moderate,” Ms. Becker said in an interview. “She votes with Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time. That’s just not representative of this district.”

An analysis by the ProPublica news organization shows Ms. Lee has voted with the speaker 98% of the time so far this session of Congress and 99% of the time in the previous session.

Ms. Becker, who is campaigning ahead of a June 14 GOP primary, sometimes travels the district in an ice cream truck that has been converted to a campaign vehicle. She hands out frozen treats as she tries to connect with voters who may be leery of visitors to their door because of the pandemic.

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Associated Press: Becker to run against Lee for Nevada’s 3rd US House seat

Feb 23rd, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas attorney who unsuccessfully ran for the Nevada Legislature in 2020 is setting her sights on a higher office in the U.S. Congress.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Republican April Becker has filed as a candidate with the Federal Election Commission to run in 2022 in the state’s 3rd Congressional District.

The seat has been held since 2018 by Democratic Rep. Susie Lee.

Becker told the newspaper that she look forward to highlighting the differences between herself and Lee over the next 21 months and says “Nevadans will have a clear choice when it comes to picking their next representative.”

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Las Vegas Review Journal: April Becker to challenge Susie Lee in 3rd Congressional District

Feb 22nd, 2021

April Becker, a Las Vegas attorney and Republican who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Nevada state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro in 2020, has filed paperwork to challenge Democratic Rep. Susie Lee for the state’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022.

Becker submitted her statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission on Feb. 15 and has updated her campaign website for the new race, asking visitors to “help Republicans take back the House” and “stop the socialist agenda.”

“I look forward to highlighting the differences between myself and Susie Lee over the course of the next 21 months,” Becker said in a statement. “Nevadans will have a clear choice when it comes to picking their next representative.”

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