It looks like former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden is in for the race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Much has yet to shake out in the Republican primary field, but Lowden is an early favorite, along with Danny Tarkanian, to face Reid. She has a lead over Reid in early polling on the race, despite having low name recognition.

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

A Nevada casino company officer, former state legislator and 1973 Miss America contestant wants to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Republican Sue Lowden of Las Vegas says she'll officially join several other Republicans seeking the chance to challenge Reid who, as Senate majority leader, is the highest ranking politician in Nevada history.

During an interview Wednesday at the Nevada State Museum, Lowden criticized what she sees as wasteful government spending on everything from health insurance reform to the Yucca Mountain Project, the site picked for disposal of the nation's nuclear waste.

"I think there is a big fear here in Nevada, across the country, but clearly here in Nevada, of a big government takeover of our lives, of our businesses," Lowden said. "I think that is going to resonate in Nevada and I think throughout the country."