Derby Running for Heller's House Seat

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Jill Derby, who twice lost to
Republican Rep. Dean Heller, says she'll run for his open House
seat now that Heller has been appointed to the U.S. Senate.

No Democrat has ever won election to Nevada's 2nd Congressional
District seat. Derby lost to Heller in 2006 by 5 percentage points,
and by 11 percentage points in 2008.

But with a special election on the horizon, Derby on Wednesday
said she has the fundraising abilities and believes she represents
the best chance for Democrats to win the seat.

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday named Heller to replace Sen.
John Ensign, who is resigning May 3.

State Treasurer Kate Marshall is also considering running for
the seat on the Democratic side.

Another Democrat, former regent Nancy Price, says she, too, will