Been watching early voting a long time and I don’t think I have ever seen Dems win Washoe by 15 points — 49-34. It’… t.co/200TPqdL3O
7 hours 53 min ago.
Washoe and handful of rurals are in. t.co/2sdZXZt78B
8 hours 36 min ago.
Dems had big day in Washoe (Reno), where GOP has 2 percent reg edge. About even after absentees counted, but good s… t.co/GDqZ86COjd
9 hours 7 min ago.
@paulgcauchi @mhickey187 Those are wrong.
9 hours 18 min ago.
Early voting in the Democratic stronghold of Clark County is going to be at least triple what it was in 2014. Looks… t.co/6S3Z4XxREy
10 hours 15 min ago.
Some early voting sites in Vegas don’t close until 8.
10 hours 27 min ago.
Clark turnout was at 27,000 at 5PM. It was 10,000 after the first day in 2014.
10 hours 34 min ago.
First real votes in, from rurals: 2-to-1 GOP out of a few thousand cast. Not unexpected. t.co/1jLvlwmYB1
10 hours 50 min ago.
This is where county by county turnout numbers will post. And I will have analysis on my blog. t.co/S8g5PEZgmZ
11 hours 28 min ago.
Also final reg numbers out:
Dems have 75K lead statewide, 137K in Clark.
12 hours 2 min ago.
NEWS: Clark County turnout was 22,000 as of 3 PM, more than TWICE what it was entire first day in 2014 and 4,000 mo… t.co/My1FYuPMdR
12 hours 5 min ago.
Get ready. t.co/o44GuvUdPq
12 hours 29 min ago.
So what do you do if you just became speaker and majority leader and have a sizable majority? Go to Disneyland? Nope. Extract as much money as you can from donors before Session '13 begins. Assembly Democratic leaders Marilyn Kirkpatrick, the speaker to be, and William Horne, the majority leader to come, are having a joint fundraiser Nov. 27in Las Vegas. (Invitation attached here.) So lobbyists and the like: A few days after you give thanks on Turkey Day, go give thanks to Kirkpatrick and Horne...
So what are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller talking about in DC this morning? One suggestion by a wag is attached here. If you have your own, please give me your best in the comments.
This nugget passed on to me by history expert William Lefkovics, a seminal day in Nevada political history: On November 15, 2007, Las Vegas, NV hosted a presidential candidate debate, a first for Nevada. The Democratic candidates for the 2008 Presidential election squared off at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a debate moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Seven candidates fought it out on stage: Senator Joe Biden (DE), Senator Hillary Clinton (NY), Senator Christopher Dodd (CT), former...
Darwin didn’t see this much evolution on the Galapagos. Sean Hannity is evolving. Dean Heller is evolving. Even Harry Reid is evolving. Hannity, whose FOX scripts often seem written by the Republican National Committee, now says he sees the need for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Heller, who sneered about Obamacare and the president’s economic plan, now marvels at how Barack Obama connects with the middle class. And Reid, who all but said a President Romney’s agenda would be...
As he prepares for Session ’13 and, inevitably, Campaign ’14, Gov. Brian Sandoval, he of the 60 percent approval rating, has established himself as one of the singularly politically skillful pols in Nevada history. But he is not invincible. Despite the governor’s early anointment for a second term, as Democrats prepare the spit for a sacrificial lamb, the Sandoval myth needs to be separated from the reality. I acknowledge he is a solid favorite for re-election. But let’s not forget the calendar...
Leo Bletnitsky, active in the most radical GOP (Clark County) in Nevada and the local chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, says it's time for voter ID, a better ground game and to purge the Ron Paul influence. Here's his email sent this morning: Last Tuesday’s results were not what we had hoped and worked for! However, I do want to congratulate Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Dr. Joe Heck as well as the other state and local candididates on their victories. That being...
1. "We beat Shelley Berkley -- we can beat ANYONE!" 2. "We beat John Oceguera -- now that takes skill!" 3. "We fought for the state Senate -- and the Democrats won!" 4. "We wanted the new congressional district -- but the polls were wrong!" 5. "Mark Amodei won -- take that Democrats!" 6. "We beat the Assembly majority leader -- and picked up no seats!" 7. "They have a Latino and a woman leading the Legislature, and we have two white guys -- we are the future!" 8. "At least Sharron Angle didn't...
That was the poll question -- would Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have anything nice to say about Mitt Romney, whom he pilloried during the campaign, after Nov. 6? Not so far. And site readers said overwhemingly -- 86 percent to 14 percent -- that it won't happen. Just under 300 particpated. There's a new question up about Gov. Sunny and Medicaid.
He hates Obamacare, but he has Obamalove. That's the latest incarnation of the ever-adaptable Dean Heller, the senator who just won election by 12,000 votes and now is marveling at the skills of the president who just won an electoral landlside. Couldn't he have waited a decent interval to make it seem like a gradual evolution and not pure opportunism? The maverick secretary of state who morphed into a far-rightie after Sharron Angle almost beat him six years ago and is now back to being Dean...
This will be a continually updating blog with facts, analysis and musings about Election 2012: LATEST: Heller's rural domination. I hadn't realized just how badly Rep. Shelley Berkley was destroyed in the cow counties. It's not just that Sen. Dean Heller all but wiped out her 60,000-vote edge in Clark County -- he won the rurals by 52,000 votes. But Heller got more votes in three of the cows -- Carson City, Douglas and Churchill -- than Berkley got in 15. A total destruction. And get this:...