Erin Bilbray-Kohn launches Nevada congressional bid
Erin Bilbray-Kohn says she'll challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Heck in next year's election for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Erin Bilbray-Kohn says she'll challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Heck in next year's election for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.
Bilbray-Kohn says she's running because "Washington is broken" and Heck "has become part of the problem."
Heck's campaign responded later in the day, calling Bilbray-Kohn a "liberal activist, fundraiser and Democrat spin-doctor."
Bilbray-Kohn is the daughter of former Democratic Rep. James Bilbray, who was elected to Congress in 1986 and served through 1994.
She is also the founder of Emerge Nevada, a nonprofit organization that works to attract more Democratic women to run for elected office and participate in politics. Bilbray-Kohn stepped down as the organization's executive director this spring but is still serving as a consultant.
Nevada's 3rd Congressional District encompasses the southern tip of Nevada, including Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin and unincorporated areas of Clark County.