Sure, $ pitches on both sides can be over the top. But the amateurishness of the NV GOP is impressive. Special inte… t.co/qBhFlJW9sh
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That last one, part of a frothing fundraising missive from the state GOP after the background checks bill was signe… t.co/Gv7jMWSjLE
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"Special interest Steve"
"a blatant disregard for what Nevadans want" (Um, voters passed it.)
"Don’t let our state… t.co/EYJ9w06MKQ
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This will trigger the Republican lawmakers and NRA folks who keep talking about "the Bloomberg people" on the backg… t.co/3ArPRmrP3g
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Oh that’s clearly a nonstarter. But kitchen sink suit is what I expect. t.co/Wspi7B3Z4U
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Update coming with gov signature… t.co/6JZ5nyUdx1
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.@GovSisolak is reading prepared statement, but his voice is, once again, laden with emotion. Signs bill. Lawmakers… t.co/kNIen6dIyR
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Strongly worded letter follows -- the union's political director, Yvanna Cancela, informed Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager she was removed from the group's endorsement list. My favorite part: Cancela signing the missive, "Best." Commissioner Susan Brager 500 S. Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89155 Dear Commissioner Brager, Last week, over 1,500 casino workers marched in your district from Palo Verde HS to Red Rock Casino. Perhaps you remember speaking to a union organizer and...
Three state Senate races. The GOP needs all three. And more money spent there than in history -- I predicted $3 million to $4 million. I will be close. Three new ads going up -- one on TV from Justin Jones eviscerating Becky Harris on hot button issues, and two digital ads (bound for TV?) from the GOP-linked Nevada Jobs Coalition, going after Jones and Marilyn Dondero Loop. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee also has made a TV buy, which starts Thursday. Fasten your seat belts...
Start at the bottom. Jon Ralston @RalstonReports That $235K is just for student scholarships. No final numbers on dinner itself, which UNLV spox says we "expect...will generate a profit." DetailsOpen 10h Jon Ralston @RalstonReports Announcement that raised $235,000 at the event. I have one word for those who paid: Suckers! DetailsOpen 10h Jon Ralston @RalstonReports "What do I want to do with the rest of my life? ...Whether it's in politics or the...
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, being pummeled on TV and given up for dead by many Democrats, is within striking distance of state Sen. Mark Hutchison, according to a poll conducted for her campaign. The survey, conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, which uses automated calls, found Hutchison at 46 percent and Flores at 42 percent, just inside the 4.1 percent margin of error. It was conducted of 581 likely voters Oct. 11-12 for Flores' campaign. Pollster Tom Jensen, in a memo,...
I've seen a lot of crazy things in Nevada politics, but the longest running embarrassment in the arena has set a new standard: The Nevada Republican Party reported raising nothing. That's right, since June, the state GOP has taken in no contributions of mroe than $1,000, so its report is dotted with zeroes. Oh, there are dozens of small contributions -- $8.25 and $35 and $50 -- but that just adds up to a few grand. And yet the party of fiscal conservatives spent $65,000, including nearly $16,...
Secretary of State Ross Miller and attorney Adam Laxalt went at it for an hour on Friday on Vegas PBS, with all the nastiness and ferocity that has marked the media campaigns bubbling forth in a strikingly contentious debate. Considering this has become the marquee race in Nevada, with the most spending and arguably the most at stake, I thought I’d take a look at some of what was said that requires exposition. (Frankly, I wish I had time to do this with all debates.) I have no illusions that...
You wouldn't know it because the newspapers haven't covered his passing, but a venerable, respected lawmaker died last week. Jack Jeffrey, a stalwart of the labor movement and a former Assembly majority leader, died on Friday after a fight with cancer. Jeffrey was one of those rare partisans who was liked and respected by nearly everyone, no matter their party or special interest. His voice, made more gravelly by all those cigarettes, was as distinctive as any to ever resound in the chamber....
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. The GOP wave cometh? 2. The Weekly Insiders on same-sex marriage impact, best/worst ads 3. Smartest/dumbest moves Usual smart stuff from my insiders, including: ►A consensus that the new Hutchison spot smashing Lucy Flores may be the coup de grace. ►Miller going super negative on Laxalt. If he doesn’t, he needs to – if he doesn’t, he may lose. ►Watch the late money pour into the GOP senate races – let the hedging begin. Bonus: All of a sudden,...