GOP’s Guedry Ends Bid Against Nevada Rep. Titus

Posted September 25, 2009 at 8:40pm

Republican campaign strategists will have to scramble to find a new challenger to Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus, after highly touted recruit John Guedry abruptly ended his campaign to unseat the 3rd District freshman.

The Las Vegas Sun reported late Friday that Guedry, a banker, issued a statement that read in part:

*”I entered this race to help make our state and nation a better place for my family and future generations of Nevadans. Recent events have compelled me as a father and husband to end my campaign for public office and focus my attention on important issues closer to home.”*

Guedry, who formally launched his campaign just last month, did not elaborate on the “recent events” that precipitated his withdrawal from the contest in Nevada’s 3rd, a partisan swing district that takes in a part of Las Vegas and much of the city’s suburban population.