"If I think that I can mount a successful race and I have a strategy to do it, then I'll be all in. If I decide that it's not for me, that I'd rather stay where I am and do good deeds for the state of Nevada down in the southern part, then I'm fine with that too," she added.
Berkley learned a lot by watching Reid's race in 2010, when he overcame atrocious poll numbers, drove the discussion during the entire campaign and beat Sharron Angle.
If she ran, "I think I would be starting this race in a little better position than Harry did a couple of years ago. I'm not sure anyone could have less positive numbers, and yet he managed to pull that off," Berkley said. "I never doubted that he would win that election. I believe there will be textbooks written about his strategy and the way he ran and won that race, because it was nothing short of spectacular."
Berkley said she's getting encouragement to run, but, she said, she's always been skeptical of those who say their phones are ringing off the hook as constituents demand they run. "If I was waiting, in years gone by, for my phone to ring off the hook before I decided to run for office, I'd still be waiting by the telephone," she said.
Heller's office did not make him available for an interview.