Democrat Clint Koble says he’ll challenge Nevada Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei again | NevadaAppeal.com

Democrat Clint Koble says he’ll challenge Nevada Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei again

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Clint Koble

RENO — Nevada Democrat Clint Koble says he plans to run for Congress again in a bid to unseat 2nd District Republican Rep. Mark Amodei.

Koble scheduled his 2020 campaign launch for Thursday in Reno.

Amodei beat Koble with 58% of the vote in 2018 in the mostly rural district that has never elected a Democrat since it was created in 1982. It’s the safest GOP seat in the western battleground state expected to play a key role in the 2020 presidential election.

Koble is an Obama-era appointee to the U.S. Agriculture Department. He picked up several labor endorsements last time around but was outspent by a 9-to-1 margin.

Amodei has represented the district that includes Carson City, Reno and Elko since he won a special election in 2011.