Congresswoman Rosen begins 2018 bid for Heller's seat

Reno, NEV (KOLO) Jacky Rosen says there’s evidence of hacking into our country’s presidential election in 2017.

The congresswoman says the issue is not Democratic or Republican.

Voting and the results of elections are a cornerstone of our democracy she tells us.

"We need to make sure foreign enemies are not getting into that and just doing anything with our private data. So looks like the evidence is pointing that way. We need to plug the holes there. I've worked in computers. There is a lot of things we can do to be on the forefront of that and stop it in the next election," said Congresswoman Rosen.

Rosen has been in U.S. Congress since January.

Before that she says she was in computer system analysis.

She is the past president of her synagogue, where she helped orchestrate many community events and services to the less advantaged.

She’s married and has a college-age daughter.

And now she’s running against Republican Senator Dean Heller who has been called the most vulnerable incumbent up for re-election in 2018.

She said friends and constituents asked her to run on the democratic ticket for the U.S. Senate.

She said she had to look inside herself.

“What was right for me…my faith-based tradition teaches me you are supposed to leave the world a better place than how you found it,” says Rosen.

Her opponent has been all over the map she says, concerning voting for replacing and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

“Voted over and over against it, dismantle it, repeal it, sabotage it. Now when the spotlight is on him, he is going to be against replacing it? So what is he going to so when there is no spotlight on him?” asks Rosen of her opponent.

She calls the Republican plan to replace the ACA a “heartless, thoughtless, health care bill.”

She says both the President and Senator Heller aren’t listening to the voices she hears both at her office in Washington D.C and in her district office in Southern Nevada.

During her campaign she says,” I’m going to keep my head down and work hard and listen to folks across the state and see what resonates with them and give them someone to vote for, something to look forward to, and something to inspire them.”

She’ll need all of that as she spends the next 16 months campaigning in what promises to be an expensive, volatile and contentious race.