Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Lowden looks like she's about to enter the GOP primary to face Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Lowden told party activists Wednesday night that she is stepping down from her current post -- a typical move for candidates who are about to seek office.

Lowden explicitly said she was stepping down to pursue a possible Senate campaign.

"I'm devoting more time to it, doing your due diligence to find out if you are a viable candidate requires an enormous amount of time," she said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I can't think of a more important time in our nation's history for folks to step up and become candidates for what we believe in."

Lowden has polled ahead of Reid in a head-to-head matchup and could be an attractive young female candidate for the GOP. She would be a part of a crowded primary field, though, where it looks like anything could happen.