Sam Brown, an Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan, reportedly declared on Monday that he will oppose Democratic incumbent Jacky Rosen in the 2024 Nevada Senate primary.
Brown enlisted in the American Army in 2006 after receiving his West Point diploma.
He was seriously hurt in a Kandahar IED explosion, losing his left index finger and receiving third-degree burns over 30% of his body.
He received the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Bronze Star.
“Right now, the American Dream is at risk. Joe Biden and Jacky Rosen promised to unite Americans and solve problems. Instead, they’ve abandoned Nevada and divided America with extreme policies to satisfy special interests in Washington,” Brown said in a statement.
“I know our mission to restore the American Dream is achievable if we work together. In the military, no one asks you what party you are in. They just want to know they can count on you to get the job done. That’s the attitude we need to tackle the problems of today. As your Senator, I will get the job done for Nevada. I am ready to lead and fight for you again,” he continued.
Brown started a business that assists disabled veterans in managing their medical care after he made a full recovery.
Nevada is among the states where Republicans believe they have a second-tier chance to flip the Senate, after West Virginia, Ohio, and Montana.
During the 2022 midterm elections, Republican challenger Joe Lombardo defeated Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Sisolak, but Democratic incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto prevailed over Republican opponent Adam Laxalt in the contest of the cycle.
With 34.2% of the vote, Brown came in second behind Laxalt in the GOP Senate primary of 2022. During the primaries, he raised 4.4 million dollars.
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