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    Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown Mounts 2nd Bid for US Senate in Nevada After Losing GOP Primary in 2022

    Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown Mounts 2nd Bid for US Senate in Nevada After Losing GOP Primary in 2022

    RENO, Nev. — Retired Capt. Sam Brown made his long-awaited U.S. Senate candidacy official on Monday, jumping into the race to take on Democratic incumbent Jacky Rosen a year after losing the Republican nomination to challenge Nevada's other U.S. senator.

    Brown's campaign confirmed his bid Monday morning, and he'll host an event near Reno in the afternoon to expand on his campaign vision and outline key stances.

    Brown, a Purple Heart recipient, was a heavily recruited candidate for Republicans in looking to avoid a repeat of their lackluster showing in last year's midterms, when flawed candidates helped Democrats win battleground races and hold on to the Senate majority.

    He will face a challenge in the Republican primary from Jim Marchant, a former state Assembly member who lost last year's race for Nevada secretary of state after promoting Donald Trump's lies of a stolen 2020 election.

    Rosen, a first-term moderate in a presidential battleground state, is one of Republicans' top targets in 2024. Democrats are facing a challenging 2024 Senate map, where they must defend incumbents not only in red states — Montana, Ohio and West Virginia — but also in multiple swing states.

    Brown, who was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan that scarred his face, made service central to his unsuccessful 2022 Senate campaign. He finished second in the Republican primary to former state Attorney…

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