Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

Jacky Rosen, Onetime Synagogue President, Eyes Nevada Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, a freshman Democrat from Nevada, reportedly is eyeing a Senate run next year.

Politico reported on Monday that Rosen, a software developer whose only elective experience prior to her successful congressional run last year was as president of Ner Tamid, a Reform synagogue in Las Vegas’ suburbs, was favored by Harry Reid as the likeliest challenger to unseat Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.

Reid, a former U.S. senator from Nevada who retired last year as the party leader in the Senate, remains a powerhouse in Nevada politics, and still has a say in whom the party advances.

In its report, Politico said Reid favored Rosen because she is a fresh face, making it harder for Heller and Republicans to attack her.

Nevada is considered one of the few likely Senate pickups for Democrats in 2018. Heller is the only Republican incumbent whose state voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election in November.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.