The National Journal has put Democratic Rep. Dina Titus (NV-1) on “retirement watch” upon review of her FEC fundraising reports. A deeper review of her campaign finances reveal that a majority of her largest contributions are from out-of-state donors.
According to their report:
As the New Year approaches, two Democratic members in competitive seats are on retirement watch. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada raised only $122,000, while Rep. Jeff Jackson brought in $116,000 amid speculation he may run for North Carolina attorney general.
Titus, one of the first Democrats to back President Biden in 2020, votes with the President 100 percent of the time according to Five Thirty Eight.
Some of her most controversial votes include voting to extend the national COVID-19 emergency declared on March 13, 2020, lowering penalties for a number of violent crimes, including robberies and carjackings, opposed HR-1 that sought to expand clean energy initiatives through cutting bureaucratic red tape and investing in natural gas and mining resources abundant in the Silver State, and was the sole Nevada representative appointed to the Biden-Harris National Advisory Board to deliver the campaign’s message.
The National Advisory Board includes a group of 50 progressive congressman, mayors and governors from around the country, including Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi.
According to polls, her allegiance to Biden comes at a time when his approval rating falls below 40 percent and gas prices in Nevada have surged to near-record highs. In 1997, Titus supported gas tax legislation that automatically raised Nevada’s fuel tax by the exact amount of any reduction at the federal level.
The Cook Political Report rates Congressional District 1 as “likely Democrat” as Titus will face the winner of the GOP primary which includes former challenger retired U.S. Army Colonel Mark Robertson, restaurant owner Flemming Larsen, and businessman Ron Quince.
“Dina Titus signed her pink slip when she voted to lower penalties for violent crime, opposed relief for skyrocketing gas prices and cheerled ‘Bidenomics’ bankrupting Nevadans,” said NRCC Spokesperson Ben Petersen.
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