Wounded US Army vet Sam Brown targets vulnerable Nevada Democrat with fresh Senate bid: ‘Out of touch’

Sam Brown, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, will launch his second campaign for the U.S. Senate Monday. This time, he’ll be aiming to unseat Nevada’s other vulnerable Democrat Senator, Jacky Rosen.

Fox News Digital spoke to Brown, a Republican ahead of an announcement he plans to make at an event in Reno Nevada. He will present his vision of how he wants the country to move in a new direction, away from the one he believes it is headed under politicians such as Rosen and President Biden.

Brown, when asked to explain why he was running for Senate again, said that Nevadans were worried about the American Dream and what their children would inherit.

“People are in pain. “People are hurting. Inflation is high and the economy is unstable. People want someone to lead them and be their champion in D.C. and that is me,” he stated.

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Brown, a retired Army Captain and Purple Heart winner, sustained severe injuries after an IED explosion occurred during a 2008 Afghanistan deployment. His face was severely burned.

In 2022, the Army veteran ran for Senate as a first time candidate. He sought to unseat Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. However, he finished second in Nevada’s GOP primaries to Adam Laxalt, formerly Nevada Attorney General. He lost to Laxalt by 22 points, who was backed by former President Donald Trump as well as the Senate Leadership Fund.

Brown, backed this time by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is seen so far as the frontrunner for nomination, and a possible shot at Rosen who is seeking to serve a second term.

“Sam Brown is an example of a life lived in service and sacrifice for all Americans.” “I am delighted that Sam Brown is stepping forward to run for U.S. Senate,” NRSC Chair Sen. Steve Daines, of Montana, said in a press release.

Brown said that despite the support and likely improved fundraising from his prior campaign, “what is most important is to gain the trust and support Nevadans.” His campaign is “laser focused” on expanding his grassroots network.

Jacky Rosen has been responsible for a massive inflation, which has led to higher prices of food and gasoline. The state unemployment rate is now the highest in the country and crime is on the rise. “Everyday Nevadans feel frustrated and disappointed by our do-nothing Senator, and are looking for someone who will step up and fix these problems for Nevadans as a whole,” he said.

Brown called Rosen an “extremist” who was “out of touch.” He also described him as a “huge disappoint”.

“She’s completely out of touch with economic policy. This is hurting business owners and job opportunities.” She is out of touch with the benefits that an American energy-independence policy will bring to Americans. She’s also extremist on education,” said he, referring to her support of the teaching critical race theory.

Brown also cited his military experience as teaching him to put people and missions above himself. He claimed that Washington, D.C. politicians have lost sight of this principle, and that if he were elected, his mission would be to represent people and help them “realize a successful life” and achieve the American Dream.

“When I was fighting, it didn’t matter what political party you belonged to or where you grew up. “They only cared about getting the job done, and making sure everyone was able to complete the mission,” said he.

“I bring leadership, and I am focused on the people and the mission.” “I’ve been taught to do that and I’ve done it,” he said.

Brown is the fourth candidate in the Republican field. The others are former state Assemblyman Jim Marchant (now a civil rights lawyer), real estate broker Stephanie Phillips, and Ronda Kennedy, a civil rights attorney.

In 2024, the Nevada Senate seat held by Rosen will be a target for Republicans, just as it was in 2022. The party is looking to take advantage of President Biden’s low popularity across the nation. Cortez-Masto was reelected with 49% and a margin less than 8,000 voters.

Democrats currently have a 51-49 majority, including three independent senators that caucus together with the Democratic Conference.

The math and map, however, favor the GOP for 2024. Democrats defend 23 of the available 34 seats, including 3 in red states. They also hold a few key battlegrounds in general elections.

The Republicans are trying to avoid the same recruitment struggles they had in 2022, when the GOP lost the majority of the Senate after a few Senate nominees that Trump hand-picked and supported his repeated retrial of his loss in the 2020 election.

Rosen will not be an easy opponent in this crucial battleground state. Her campaign reported that the former congresswoman, who was elected as senator in 2018, raised $2.7 million between April and June of the second quarter of fundraising for 2023. She had $7.5 millions in her campaign coffers at the beginning of April.