Congressional Quarterly Upgrades Derby/Heller Race

Congressional Quarterly (CQ) announced that it is upgrading Nevada’s Second Congressional District race from “Republican favored” to the more competitive “Leans Republican.” This reflects the momentum Jill Derby and democrats are gaining throughout the state. Nevada Republicans have seen their voter registration advantage cut by 40% since 2006.

“Covering the entire state outside of Las Vegas and its suburbs, the 2nd is largely rural and has a conservative voting base that gave President Bush 57 percent of the vote in 2000 and 2004. But Democrats argue that a swing in voter registration rolls weakens the Republican hold on the district and makes the race more competitive than it might appear,” writes CQ’s Marie Horrigan.

The move is the latest in a string of good news for the Derby Campaign. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently added the race to its “Red to Blue” list, a category reserved for highly competitive races. Also in the past week, EMILY’s list announced that it has endorsed Jill Derby for Congress.

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