The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
A Las Vegas bank executive is seriously considering mounting a Republican challenge to Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.

John Guedry already has quit his job as executive vice president for City National Bank to prepare for a run against the first-term congresswoman and is telling friends and potential donors he's in the race.

"I made this decision because, like most of you, I have become increasingly concerned about the direction some of our elected officials in Washington, D.C., are taking our country and state," Guedry wrote in an e-mail to "friends, family and business colleagues" obtained by the Review-Journal last week.

Though unknown in political circles, Guedry, 49, is said to be well known in the business community. A University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate, he has worked in banking in Nevada for more than 25 years and has lobbied for the industry through the Nevada Bankers Association.