One of the Senate races for 2022 that is not getting much media coverage is Nevada, where Republican Adam Laxalt is inching his way closer to a win each week.
Polls in this race are within the margin of error and even some liberal media outlets are starting to admit that Laxalt has a real shot of winning here.
Laxalt has the endorsements of Trump and Ron DeSantis.
The Hill reports:
Nevada could cost Democrats their Senate majority
Democrats are bracing for a nail-biter in Nevada’s Senate race, a true toss-up that could determine whether the party retains the majority in the upper chamber.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D), who served as state attorney general for two terms before in 2016 becoming the first Latina to win a seat in the Senate, is fighting to keep her spot as she fends off a bid from Trump-endorsed Adam Laxalt (R), a former state attorney general.
While Cortez Masto has shown a competitive fundraising advantage, including raising more than double the amount Laxalt raked in during the second quarter this year, polling shows the Senate race will be close.
“This is the most important race on the map for Republicans or Democrats,” said one GOP strategist familiar with Nevada politics, later adding, “in Laxalt, you’ve got a candidate who can carry the change message very clearly, unify all clans in the Republican Party and is running a good race.”
NBC News has more:
‘Our best opportunity’: Republicans pose serious threat to Cortez Masto in Nevada
In a volatile midterm election where Democrats have unexpectedly taken the lead in crucial battleground states, Republicans have found a glimmer of hope in their quest to seize control of the Senate.
Eight weeks before Election Day, they’re within striking distance of capturing the seat long held by the late Democratic titan Harry Reid before Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won it in 2016.
Laxalt is wisely focusing like a laser on economic issues.
While Nevada is the battleground state being hit the hardest by gas prices & inflation, Biden and @CortezMasto are celebrating “reducing inflation” today.
Their elitist leadership couldn’t be more out of touch.
They party while you pay the price.https://t.co/vm8yxHCkRw
— Adam Paul Laxalt (@AdamLaxalt) September 13, 2022
This could be the race that flips the Senate to the GOP.