Sue Lowden is a former Nevada Republican Party Chairman and candidate for the U.S. Senate seat representing Nevada. She has been cited as a serious contender to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Polls indicate that if an election were held today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would lose his long-time Senate seat to one of two Nevada Republicans. Sue Lowden is leading in the polls with 23 percent of Republicans preferring her as their candidate. She was the Nevada Republican Party Chairman until the end of September. She gave up her position to pursue the possibility of making a run for the Senate against Reid.

Polls in Nevada are split between three Republican candidates; Lowden, real estate developer Danny Tarkanian with 21 percent and Former assemblywoman Sharron Angle with 9 percent. What they aren’t split about is that they are tired of Harry Reid. In polls of registered voters, both Lowden and Tarkanian beat Reid for the Senate seat he has held for four six-year terms.

As you can hear in the video interview below, Lowden states Harry Reid doesn’t represent Nevadans anymore. He has become a Washington insider and moved much too far to the left to be effective in representing the people of his state. On the other hand, Lowden is credited with re-invigorating the Republican party in Nevada during her tenure as the GOP Chairman.

Interestingly, the democratic machine has started attacking Lowden in much the same way attacks have been made on any attractive Republican or Conservative woman who dares to be a serious contender for national office. Much of it consists of demeaning sexual innuendos. It seems that the party that claims to be all-inclusive and pro-feminist is not held accountable for blatant sexism when it suits their own purposes. But like most women in that position, she is holding her own and doesn’t appear to be phased by the attacks.

So who is Sue Lowden? As a brief biography, Lowden was born and raised in New Jersey, but has lived in Nevada for over 30 years. She is 57-years-old. She earned a BA degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. (Magna Cum Laude) and an MA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey (Cum Laude). She also holds an Honorary AA degree from the Community College of Southern Nevada.

Lowden is a former Miss New Jersey and was 2nd runner-up for Miss America in 1973. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Miss America Organization. She toured with the USO and the Bob Hope Christmas troupe to Vietnam as well as American military bases throughout the world.

She is known for her philanthropy through a number of organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Nevada Child Seekers and the Southern Nevada Ice Hockey League. She has received many honors and awards for her charitable work through a wide variety of organizations.

She started her career in journalism, spending ten years as a reporter and anchorwoman for KLAS-TV Channel 8. She first ran for political office in her highly democratic district in 1992, serving as a Nevada State Senator from 1992 to 1996.

She is married to Nevada businessman Paul Lowden. They have been married for 26-years. At one time, the couple owned the Sahara hotel-casino. She continues to serve as Executive Vice President of the gaming company Archon Corporation. The Lowdens live in Las Vegas and have four children: Christopher, Jennifer, Paul IV and William (1986-2004) and one granddaughter, Vanessa.

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