Governor Lombardo endorses Marty O’Donnell for Congressional District 3

This morning, Governor Lombardo announced his support for political outsider, composer Marty O’Donnell, in the busy GOP primary for Congressional District 3, which has been held by Rep. Susie Lee (D) since 2019.

Lombardo cites O’Donnell’s unique skills and conservative credentials, which will fight to grow the middle class, secure the border and “fight for our American values.” O’Donnell is represented by the advisers who guided the Republican governor to victory in 2022.

His endorsement follows Lt. Gov. Stavros Anthony’s endorsement in fiscal analyst, government watchdog Drew Johnson’s primary race.

Lombardo previously supported MP Heidi Kasama (AD-2) in the race for Congress until she suspended her bid and ran for re-election after a “frank conversation with Governor Lombardo.”

Yesterday, O’Donnell released his first campaign highlighting the 20 million illegal aliens who have crossed the US southern border, noting that “big corporations are hiring illegal people,” driving down wages and squeezing the middle class to stand.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Lee has praised the Biden administration’s border record and claimed the administration has cracked down on human smuggling and illegal immigration. In an interview with KSNV on May 17, 2023, Lee stated, “There has certainly been a crackdown by this administration to ensure that anyone who comes in illegally is punished.”

Rep. Susie Lee won her third swing district victory in 2022 by a four percent margin and has amassed a $2.1 million war in her re-election bid. Lee’s top GOP opponents include former Nevada Sen. Elizabeth Helgelien, Drew Johnson, O’Donnell and former state Treasurer Dan Schwartz.