April Becker wins Nevada GOP primary and now aims for Democratic Rep. Susie Lee

FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., speaks at the Battle Born Progress Progressive Summit in North Las Vegas, Nev. Nevada’s three Democrats and one Republican who are seeking re-election to their U.S. House seats this year are building fundraising cushions they’ll use to try to defeat challengers in the months ahead. Freshman Rep. Susie Lee raised about $512,000 and finished the quarter with $1.9 million for her race in a southern Nevada district, which is expected to be the closest general election battle in the state this year. (G3 Box News Photo/John Locher, File) (John Locher/G3 Box News)

April Becker wins Nevada GOP primary and now aims for Democratic Rep. Susie Lee

Virginia Aabram

June 15, 01:17 AM June 15, 01:17 AM

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April Becker has won the Republican primary in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, emerging from a crowded field for a chance to flip the Democratic-held seat.

Becker, a lawyer and small business owner, was the top fundraiser in the field and received high-profile endorsements from the Nevada Republican Party, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, and Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).


Becker listed election integrity, solving the homelessness crisis, securing the southern border, and creating jobs as some of her top priorities.

The race is considered a “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report, and the GOP has targeted it as a potential pickup opportunity in its quest to take back the majority in the House.

After redistricting, the district includes the western half of the Las Vegas metropolitan area as well as the southern tip of the state. Rep. Susie Lee, a Democrat, has represented the district since 2019, and the last Republican elected there retired in 2017.

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The new map has endangered Democratic control of Nevada’s southern congressional districts, earning the ire of the current officeholders. Rep. Dina Titus in the neighboring 1st District exclaimed that she “totally got f***ed” by the state Democratic Party’s mapmaking.

The House district is among three in Nevada Republicans are trying to snag from Democrats. House Republicans need to net five seats in the 435-member chamber to win a majority for the first time in four years.

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