January 18, 2012

Berkley gains challenger to Senate nomination

Rep. Shelley Berkley's path to being the Democratic challenger to Sen. Heller got a little tougher following the news that Las Vegas businessman Barry Ellsworth has entered the race:

A Las Vegas businessman and entrepreneur who says he's angry at missteps by Congress on high finance issues says he is taking matters into his own hands by running for U.S. Senate.

Barry Ellsworth, 57, filed paperwork on Jan. 3 with the Federal Election Commission pitting him against U.S. Rep Shelley Berkley in the Democratic primary.

Berkley faced a similar challenge last year when Byron Georgiou announced he would challenge her in the primary, though he eventually dropped out.