On Monday, Breitbart reported that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) took thousands of dollars in campaign donations from lobbyists for the Russian Nordstream 2 pipeline. At the same time, Senator Masto consistently opposed legislation that would allow America to continue being energy independence.
The article notes:
Cortez Masto is directly financially connected to the whole thing through campaign donations. According to FEC filings and disclosures, Vincent Roberti donated the legal maximum of $5,800 to Cortez Masto in March of 2021. Roberti represents many global companies, such as Valero Energy. Roberti Global has disclosed $8.5 million in fees lobbying for the Nordstream 2 pipeline.
Cortez Masto is among some of the Democrat Senators who have proposed a federal gas tax holiday instead of reducing dependence on foreign energy. Some believe a federal tax holiday will have little impact in Nevada.
Former Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt is running against Senator Cortez Masto.
Attorney General Laxalt recently stated the following in a press release:
Prices were already going up before the Ukraine crisis and are likely to rise even further, but Cortez Masto has put green politics before the people. Independence from Russian oil and gas through American energy independence is an economic and national security imperative and Cortez Masto’s decision to handicap our production at home empowers Russia and hurts families across our state. I call on Catherine Cortez Masto to immediately reverse her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline, support drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, and end her senseless opposition to exploring energy resources in ANWR.
If gasoline prices continue to climb (which I believe they will), this Senate seat could easily flip.