"Nevada's 3rd district is one of the most competitive districts in the country. In 2016, Trump won the district by 1%. In 2020, Biden won the district by 0.02%. Meanwhile, I won re-election by only 12,446 votes, while more than 22,000 voters supported conservative-leaning third party candidates. This seat is the definition of a swing district, and will be among the most hotly contested in the nation in 2022.
Congressional District 3 and the rest of the Las Vegas media market will be incredibly expensive in 2022. Not only will there be three Congressional races vying for air time, but there will also be top tier Senate and gubernatorial races at the top of the ticket, driving up advertising rates across the board.
Ballotpedia: Lee attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated with honors, earning a master’s degree in public management. Prior to running for office, Lee worked for and managed non-profits based in the Las Vegas area. In 2010, she became president of the board for Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), an organized focused on lowering high school dropout rates.
In 2018, Lee defeated Danny Tarkanian (R) by 8 points to replace outgoing incumbent Jacky Rosen (D) (who successfully ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Dean Heller (R)). In 2020, she defeated her Republican challenger, Daniel Rodimer, a former professional wrestler and football player named as one of the GOP’s “Young Guns Contenders” in 2020. Nevada remains a purple state that is seen as in play for both parties.
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Lee’s opponent is April Becker who readily defeated 4 opponents in the June primary. Becker is a prominent real estate lawyer who has been selected as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star.” She also has won praise for her work with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She is focusing her campaign largely on national issues (e.g. inflation, government spending, President Biden policies) . Nevada 3 has long been considered one of the most competitive districts – even after the most recent redistricting gave democrats a greater voter registration edge in the district. The race is and will be infused with significant spending from outside groups as national republicans view thew district as a prime flip opportunity in November.
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