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Dems signal backing for Berkley

Two days after being hit with a House ethics investigation, Rep. Shelley Berkley today got a show of commitment for her U.S. Senate campaign. Democratic officials in Washington announced they've reserved $2.3 million in television advertising time...

Heller takes gloves off

Dean Heller takes the gloves off in a new television ad (below) keyed to Shelley Berkley's ethics problems. The commercial began running today in the Reno television market. It may just be a quick-hitter as the Heller campaign had not yet decided...

Enviros concerned about Interstate 11

Not everyone is thrilled about the possibility of a new interstate to connect Las Vegas and Phoenix. While business interests are cheering, the Sierra Club in Arizona is bracing itself, according to the Arizona Republic . "We are very concerned...

NRC nominees advance in Senate

The prospective new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission took a step closer Thursday to becoming Senate-confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Allison Macfarlane to lead the nuclear safety agency, where she...

Democrat complaint forces Heller ad fix

How closely are Shelley Berkley and Dean Heller watching each other as they compete for a Nevada seat in the U.S. Senate? Close enough for Democrats to complain formally that Republican Heller failed to include the proper boilerplate in a television...

Berkley swings back at attack ad

Rep. Shelley Berkley has put some money behind her rebuttal to an attack ad that reminds viewers of the ethics allegations pending against her in Congress. Berkley's campaign for Senate began airing a commercial of its own today (video below)...

Berkley shifts on medical equipment tax

As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., voted last month to repeal a new excise tax on medical equipment, an issue that has been lobbied heavily by device makers. But by the time it reached a House vote on...