Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley issued the following statement following Mitt Romney's acceptance speech to be the Republican presidential nominee:
"With Mitt Romney's formal acceptance to be the Republican presidential nominee this evening, Nevada voters will have a clear choice this Fall between the Heller-Ryan-Romney agenda that prioritizes Washington special interests, and my plan to put Nevada's middle-class first.
"Hardworking families across our state and across our nation are looking for leaders who will fight vigorously on their behalf -- to create good-paying jobs that cannot be shipped overseas and protect Medicare and Social Security. Yet Washington politicians like Dean Heller, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney continue to protect the big guys -- private insurance companies, Wall Street corporations and Big Oil executives making record profit.
"I stand with President Obama in pledging to wake up every day fighting to provide middle-class Nevada families with the economic opportunity and retirement security they seek."