THE 2006 COMPARISON, 1:30 PM, 10/22:
First, latest statewides. GOP ballot lead at 7,763.
Sen. Dean Heller wants to be the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, as Politico has reported.
Pro tip: Don't give potentially illegal contributions to Senate candidates if you want to be NRSC chair. And the Federal Election Commission says Heller may have done just that with a June donation to Oregon hopeful Monica Wehby.
Seems he gave Wehby a donation for the primary....after the election occurred. I'm sure it was just a clerical error, right?
American Crossroads GPS, seeing those early voting numbers heavily favoring Republicans, is dropping a $1 million bomb on Rep. Steven Horsford.
GOP leaders have sent out a slate card that inlcudes a judge running against a friend of Sheldon Adelson, causing the Sands boss to cut off the county party as he has cut off the state.
"No money anymore for the Clark County GOP from us," Adelson political point man Andy Abboud told me after Clark County Chairman Dave McKeon put Susan Bush, running against Adelson pal Ron Israel, on the slate card, which is sttached here. Adelson had given the ocunty party $30,000, hoping it could be comepetent where the state party has been a joke.
It may be too little, too late. But this spot is one of the best of the year.
I want to vote against the margin tax. I really do.
I recoil at the idea of making serious tax policy at the ballot box. The tax is not written well – it has a fiscal cliff, the rate is too high. And I do not want to lose my faith in the Legislature to do its job, as hard as the Gang of 63 tries to make me do so.
I have many reasons to vote against it. But I just may vote for it.