Dina Titus Weighs Challenge to Senator Dean Heller

Yeah, I'm thinking about it," she said. "A lot of people have asked me to do it. Right now, I think the demographics of Nevada would point to a Democratic victory. And I've got a lot of things I disagree with Dean Heller on...I think there are about 100,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans as a result of the last election cycle and the efforts by Democrats to register voters," Titus said. "The other side of that coin is that (2018) is an off-year election, so it is harder to get people to turn out. But I think we are going to have a lively governor's race this time, and that will make a difference.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Congresswoman Titus is certainly right that voter registration has been big for Democrats- and right about the potential drop off in a midterm. Senator Heller is the only Republican running for re-election next year in a state that voted for Hillary Clinton, and his seat is a must-flip for Democrats if they have any chance of winning back control of the chamber. Democrats have to defend over two dozen Senate seats themselves, ten of which were in states that voted for President Donald Trump. Heller very narrowly won his first term in 2012 by less than 12,000 votes.