Natalie Gulbis considering run for Congress out of Nevada
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Natalie Gulbis considering run for Congress out of Nevada

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Natalie Gulbis has been stepping away from the LPGA Tour, and her next career could be as a Congresswoman from Nevada.

The Nevada Independent reported Thursday that Gulbis is considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Gulbis, who lives in Lake Las Vegas and runs a Boys and Girls Club chapter in the area, went to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with the National Republican Congressional Committee members to discuss running in Nevada's third congressional district.

Democrat Rep. Jacky Rosen, who currently holds that seat, is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 again Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for election next cycle. The Democrats appear to lack a clear successor to Rosen, which makes this seat a potential Republican pick up, even as the potential for a massive wave of Democratic support nationwide grows.

In her pro career, Gulbis, now 34, won once, taking the 2007 Evian Masters before it became a major championship. She played just eight times in 2016.

Gulbis supported Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency, speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and defending him amid myriad controversial remarks. She also appeared on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice."

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