Vucanovich endorses Lippold in U.S. House race |

Vucanovich endorses Lippold in U.S. House race

The Associated Press
In this undated photo provided by Lippold for Congress campaign, Retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold is shown. Lippold announced Thursday, April 14, 2011, that he will seek the GOP nomination for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District held by Republican Rep. Dean Heller. (AP Photo/Lippold for Congress Campaign)
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Former Nevada Rep. Barbara Vucanovich is endorsing retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold for the open 2nd Congressional District seat.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Vucanovich says Lippold offers a “bold, conservative vision” for the district that encompasses all of northern Nevada.

A special election is scheduled Sept. 13 to fill the seat vacated when Dean Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

Vucanovich, a Republican who served 14 years in Congress representing the district, will also serve as a campaign adviser to Lippold.

Other Republicans seeking the seat are state GOP chairman Mark Amodei; state Sen. Greg Brower; and tea party backed Sharron Angle.

Angle is a former assemblywoman who won the U.S. Senate nomination last year but lost to Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.