Titus facing 2 conservatives in newly redrawn 1st District

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus is touting her success in bringing economic assistance and transportation projects to Southern Nevada in her race for re-election against GOP challenger Mark Robertson, a retired U.S. Army colonel who wants to return fiscal responsibility to Congress.

Libertarian candidate Ken Cavanaugh said less government would provide more personal freedom and liberty.

All three candidates are on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in the newly drawn Congressional District 1, which includes Las Vegas, portions of Henderson and Boulder City.

Voters will have distinct choices in the race with an outcome that could factor into which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.

Titus, 72, is seeking a seventh term in Congress. Before Congress, she served 20 years in the Nevada state Senate.

She is a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee chairwoman and House Homeland Security Committee member. She wrote pandemic relief and infrastructure legislation that garnered Republican support for highway, airport, rail and water projects that will pour millions into Nevada.

In her House leadership role, Titus was instrumental in changing federal funding formulas to include the unemployment rate of a state, which brought an additional $1 billion to Nevada in economic aid during a pandemic that killed 1 million Americans, including more than 11,000 people in Nevada.

“We were the hardest hit area with the highest unemployment in the country. And now