In Nevada Senate race, Heck holds more cash than Cortez Masto

LAS VEGAS — Candidates for federal offices including House and Senate had to submit reports on their latest fundraising efforts by Friday. Here are highlights from the updates, which were turned in to the Federal Election Commission:


Republican Rep. Joe Heck has a $1.4 million cash advantage over his Democratic opponent, Catherine Cortez Masto, as they head into a tough Senate race for retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s seat.

Heck’s campaign reported $4.8 million in cash at the end of June and raised $1.8 million in the three-month quarter.

Cortez Masto, a former two-term Nevada attorney general, ended the quarter with $3.4 million cash. But she had a stronger fundraising period and raised nearly $3 million in three months.

Cortez Masto spokesman Zach Hudson said he’s excited that the campaign has the money it needs to get his candidate’s message out.

Heck spokesman Brian Baluta said Cortez Masto’s campaign has a spending problem.


Republican incumbent Rep. Cresent Hardy had an easy primary and now has a cash advantage over his Democratic opponent. Hardy raised $174,481 in the most recent quarter, and has $758,000 available for his tougher general election race, according to his campaign.

Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen triumphed in a highly competitive and expensive primary. His campaign said he has $230,000 available cash going into the general election, but raised more than $465,000 in the most recent quarter.

The 4th Congressional District includes North Las Vegas and large swaths of rural, central Nevada. It leans Democratic.


Democrat Jacky Rosen ended the quarter with about $232,000 in available cash at the end of the quarter and raised $374,185 in the last three months. The former synagogue president easily won her primary.

She’ll face off with Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian, who reported $190,519 cash on hand at the end of June after a tough primary. He reported raising $162,470 in the last quarter, but the campaign is also carrying a significant amount of debt — $160,853 as of the end of June.

The southern Nevada district includes Henderson and Summerlin. It’s split nearly evenly between Democrats and Republicans, but it has been held for the past three terms by Republican Rep. Joe Heck.


Republican incumbent Rep. Mark Amodei has a wide fundraising advantage in his bid for re-election. He reported $280,985 cash at the end of June, after raising $136,592 in the last quarter.

Democratic challenger Chip Evans reported $32,633 at the end of June, after raising $31,112 in the past three months.

Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District encompasses northern Nevada and leans Republican.


Democratic incumbent Rep. Dina Titus is heavily favored for re-election in an urban Las Vegas district with a 2-to-1 Democratic registration advantage. Her latest fundraising report hadn’t posted by Friday evening, but she reported $353,341 cash on hand as of May 25.

Her Republican opponent, Mary Perry, reported only $170 available cash at the end of June. Perry raised $681 in the last quarter and reported that her campaign has $11,437 in debt.

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