Former Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) will seek to return to her old job, she announced late Tuesday.
“I have been proud to serve Nevada, stand up for working families, and fight back against Wall Street banks that have walked away with billions while our communities suffer,” Titus said in an emailed statement. “It is clear that Southern Nevadans are still hurting and need someone who will do what’s right for them. They need real solutions and honest leadership."
National Republicans were quick to attack Titus. "Nevada voters already rejected Dina Titus' voting record of reckless spending and higher taxes," said National Republican Congressional Committee Spokesman Tyler Houlton. "The fact that Titus thinks she can win back the hearts of Nevada voters after supporting Nancy Pelosi's job-killing agenda shows how out-of-touch she is with Nevada's struggling working families."
It is unclear where exactly she will run — Nevada, which is adding a congressional seat next election, has yet to complete its redistricting process. But the reference to southern Nevada indicates she will run in the Las Vegas area.
Nevada's congressional delegation is in major flux: The state will have four House seats next year, and all of them could be held by new members. Only Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), who narrowly beat Titus in 2010, plans to run for the House again, and he could be running from a competitive or Democratic-leaning seat, depending on how the maps are drawn. Former Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) was appointed to the Senate in April, and Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) is leaving the House to run against him.
This post was updated at 2:10pm to include the NRCC's statement