Waiting for a district, but already "On the List"

By Beth Davidson on
July 25, 2011

When former Cong. Dina Titus was defeated after just one term in the Tea Party sweep of 2010, disappointed constituents and supporters lost an already-accomplished advocate for homeowners and consumers, for seniors, women, and the environment. But with the creation of an additional House seat in Nevada due to reapportionment, Dina hopes to return to Congress and continue fighting for families who “are still hurting and need someone who will do what’s right for them.”

Dina, whom EMILY’s List supported in past campaigns, last week announced her bid for one of the yet-undetermined House seats. Undeterred by the absence of an official map -- due to a stalemate between the Republican governor and Democratic legislature, redistricting has been kicked to the courts -- Dina plans to continue her fight to protect homeowners, create clean-energy jobs, and preserve Medicare and Social Security.

Equally unfazed by this uncertainty -- and eager to put Dina on a path to victory in what insiders speculate will be a more Democratic seat than her old district -- we’ve put Dina “On the List” for your early support.

It’s unclear whom Dina will face in her Congressional bid -- Nevada gains a seat thanks to reapportionment and opening of Shelley Berkley’s seat, so new district lines may not dictate a rematch with Cong. Joe Heck, her 2010 rival.

So let’s get a head start on helping Dina raise sufficient funds to stave off a potential primary and prepare for a sure-to-be-watched general. After all, her 2010 race saw the third-highest spending from outside groups in the country -- and national Republicans barely waited for her to finish last week’s announcement speech before going on the attack.

Join us in what will be an exciting campaign to return Dina Titus to the U.S. House, where she belongs!

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