There have been recent Congressional District Information diaries where Kos user comments are talking about "how this person will never be beaten," or "even a scandal wouldn't change anyone's minds." To be frank, we're not looking for this kind of feedback. We want real, inside information about the Congressional Districts we cover in our diaries.
We'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Nevada's 3rd Congressional District for information. Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.
What issues directly affect people in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District? My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 3rd Congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level. We understand this district may in fact have a bit conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the state anyway. It helps for long-term planning.
We also plan on contacting Local and State Democratic Parties that cover each of the Congressional districts for more information. We first want to know what thoughts any of you Kossacks have.
We also know that the current representative of the district is Joe Heck, one "heck" of a Congressman with an apparent agreement with an extreme gun rights owner in completely misinterpreting what the 2nd Amendment stands for as shown in this video:
U.S. House, Nevada, District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic John Oceguera 42.9% 116,823
Republican Joe Heck Incumbent 50.4% 137,244
Independent American Party of Nevada Tom Jones 2.1% 5,600
Independent Jim Murphy 4.7% 12,856
Total Votes: 272,523
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"