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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Two days before the Washoe County Republican Party convention, Ted Cruz's campaign is calling delegates, who could go on to the state and then national conventions. 1. Very smart. No sign of Trump. (UPDATED: One delegate told me Trump is indeed making calls.) 2. Very painful to hear the Cruz operative mangle the name of the state. "It's time for Ne-vah-duh Republicans to unite behind Ted Cruz...." Ugh. Message attached here.
The great folks over at Ballotpedia have produced some stats about Nevada's legislative races, which they have kindly shared with me and I now, equally kindly, share with you. I still have to get used to 24-17-1 in the Assembly, although that will change after Libertarian John Moore is erased in November. Check it out (UPDATED WITH CHART, 12:30 PM, 3/31/16): Elections Primary: June 14 Candidates filed: 69D and 91R candidates running for 53 seats Current chamber control Senate: 10...
Danny Tarkanian is dominating the GOP primary field in the race for Rep. Joe Heck's seat, an unsurprising result based on his overwhelming name recognition that has often buoyed him early in previous contests. The survey, taken by Tarkanian campaign firm Chariot LLC, shows Tarkanian at 37 percent, followed by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore at 11 percent and state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson at 9 percent. The others candidates barely registered. The poll also showed Donald Trump...
State lawmakers Brent Jones and Don Gustavson, who with Sharron Angle's blessing, have been urging her to run for the U.S. Senate again, assert in a new solicitation that Harry Reid stole the election from her in 2010. This is the same charge Angle made in 2010 and in her book. The missive is quite breathless, spells the president's name wrong and promises "Pro-Constitution" buttons for those who donate. Yes, this is a serious campaign: Fellow Conservative, We truly are excited because now we...
If a candidate wanted to run for a prominent office and that person were a Muslim, in this Trumpian world, wouldn’t you advise the prospective officeholder of the attacks that would come? That was the situation last August when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid met with Jesse Sbaih, a Jordanian immigrant and successful lawyer who had announced he was running for GOP Rep. Joe Heck’s congressional seat, a key swing district and national Democratic target. At the time, Reid was desperately...
Congressional hopeful Michael Roberson has responded to a complaint filed by a friend of one of his opponents, claiming that he has done nothing wrong and insisting the complaint itself is deficient. In his response, Roberson says allegations about a network of PACs tied to him are not similar to a 2010 case involving then-gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid, who was forced to pay a $25,000 fine after erecting dozens of phony PACs. Reid used the PACs to circumvent campaign contribution limits to...
A new poll paid for by Sheldon Adelson not only shows where voters are on various issues -- for marijuana legalization, split on the U.S. Senate race and much more -- but it provides an excellent and comprehensive blueprint of what the casino mogul really cares about: Gutting the convention authority and the power company monopoly, building a stadium and stopping the pot initiative. The full poll is below -- and it is very unusual for a company to allow such in-depth strategic questions to be...
On the eve of the latest battle between Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts (and other gamers) over whether to expand the convention center or build a stadium (to house the Raiders?), MGM is poised to release a poll that bolsters its case. The polling memo, which you can see below, is being released a day before the meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, which will consider the Sands proposal. The findings distilled: A commanding majority of Nevadans support a proposal to...
Ex-Speaker John Oceguera's announcement Wednesday that he would not file for Congress may not be especially surprising, considering he had no natural base and slim dollars compared to state Sen. Ruben Kihuen and education activist Susie Lee. But his departure, I've learned, gives a window into the state of the race and indicates that Lucy Flores, the ex-assemblywoman who lost a statewide race in 2014, retains name recognition no one else has (enduring truism: no one knows who legislators are) ...