Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto received the highest praise possible when she stepped down as Nevada’s attorney general. Her successor, Republican Adam Laxalt, called her a “role model in how she has run the office during the past eight years.”
Now, the Las Vegas Sun, which has endorsed Cortez Masto, says she will be the best successor for Democrat Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate, where she will protect the interests of the state’s citizens, on issues ranging from immigration reform, holding Wall Street accountable, pushing for campaign finance reforms and raising the minimum wage for working people.
Which Candidate Will Fight for Nevada’s Families in the U.S. Senate? The choice is clear:
|Cortez Masto: Putting Working Families First||Joe Heck: Putting Corporations and CEOs First|
|Raising Wages. Cortez Masto supports raising the minimum wage and requiring paid family leave so all working families are treated fairly. (Reno Gazette-Journal, 8/14/15)||Fighting Minimum Wage. Heck not only has been opposed to raising the minimum wage, but has advocated for getting rid of a federal minimum wage all together. (House Vote 74, 3/15/13; Nevada Appeal, 8/13/15)|
|Supporting Equal Pay for Equal Work. Cortez Masto supports legislation that would ensure women are paid as much as men for the same work. (Pahrump Valley Times, 5/6/16)||Opposing Equal Pay. Heck has opposed efforts to ensure that women are paid the same as men for the same work. (Las Vegas Sun, 9/1/13)|
|Holding Wall Street Responsible. As attorney general, Cortez Masto has fought to hold banks accountable “for misleading and deceiving consumers.” (Las Vegas Sun, 12/17/10)||Putting Banks First. Heck has led the fight to pass bills that gave tax cuts to banks, taking vital funds out of the state budget to benefit bankers. (S.B. 233, 3/7/07; The Associated Press, 3/23/07)|