Why #WeMatter today (the national women's march rally), and all year long (nationally watched races at top of ticke… t.co/K0aOduByr6
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"We tend to forget that the pandemic flu or the seasonal flu arrives every year. From time to time it’s more severe… t.co/9E2ihaRiFJ
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This is worth your time. I don't know if I have ever read a better "on the trail" piece that so captures a candidat… t.co/S4xkQyVi5N
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@ahumorlessfem You are my favorite humorless feminist.
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This is an issue that could poke and haunt us.
(I'm appearing nightly in Vegas. Try the veal.) t.co/z21n2oEsws
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I am willing to go out on a limb and say this may be the last time these two agree on anything in 2018. t.co/aiBK3tKm4Q
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ICYMI, the IndyMatters podcast is up. My interview with political guru and adman Billy Vassiliadis and my conversat… t.co/HuEjgT4MeG
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ICYMI, a new law enforcement window into the Vegas shooting, but much about the shooter remains opaque. t.co/7YwGqo4O5e
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As Billy Mumy's robot might have said, "Danger Nevada Democrats!" t.co/fST9LLEvbT
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The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
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@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
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UPDATED WITH KNECHT RESPONSE BELOW, 2:20 PM If, as John Wooden once said, the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching, Controller Ron Knecht revealed a lot in a recent response to a question from a constituent. I have obtained the exchange, which reveals Knecht to be a pretentious, overbearing and arrogant boor, whose overreaction is simply appalling. Leslie Gamble, who describes herself as a native Nevadan with two young children, asked the controller, who failed...
Since I am a fun guy to have at parties, when the Democrats held a "we are unfied" presser Wednesday, I decided to ask the federal candidates pounding Donald Trump about their own backing of a woman involved in an FBI probe. This came after 20 minutes of a "news" conference bereft of any news. Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, Senate hopeful Catherine Cortez Masto, congressional contenders Jacky Rosen and Ruben Kihuen and legislative leaders Aaron Ford and Irene Bustamante-Adams hyped their...
One Nation, a Mitch McConnell-linked PAC, wasted no time after the primary trying to help Rep. Joe Heck win Harry Reid's Senate seat, laying down a $2.3 million buy. The first ad, which you can see below, tries to tether Heck to popular Gov. Brian Sandoval, on veterans issues. The buy starts today and runs for a month in both urban markets. One Nation showed last year it is poised to spend in Nevada. And so it begins....
A sliver of the electorate will make decisions by the end of Tuesday that will shape the races for the fall. Here's what to watch for as the returns come in, and check my Twitter feed (@ralstonreports) tonight for results: 1. Turnout will not be much more than 5 percent today and may be half that, if past is prologue (under 6 percent the last two cycles). Two-thirds of the votes likley have been cast before today. So in Clark County, where all but a couple of key races will take place, only a...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1. Primary predictions 2. Smartest/dumbest As always, my insiders don’t let me down, providing pithy and insightful stuff. Near unanimity on Ruben Kihuen pulling it out but split on Tarkanian-Roberson. Most think Victoria Seaman will defeat Erv Nelson, but some went with Nelson. All think a few incumbents will lose, with P.K. O’Neill, Stephen Silberkraus and David Garnder named the most. (Some think Richard Carrillo is gone.) All say Marilyn Kirkpatrick...
Adelson, hoping for legislative rubber-stamp of stadium plan, spreads more than $200K to candidates in final fortnight
The Las Vegas Sands, which wants lawmakers to convene a special session this summer to pave the way for Sheldon Adelson's stadium, contributed $211,500 to lawmakers and candidates in the two weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary. The donations, made to candidates of both parties, are highly unusual in volume and breadth so late in an election. Lawmakers, either in a special or regular session next year, would almost surely have to pass a law enabling the stadium financing scheme to divert...
Day 14, Friday, June 10: Huge day on the final day, as usual: Nearly 10,000 folks voted in Clark County. Final number of 76,500 far above last cycle's 61,000. But even with mail, the total is 90,192. That's only 10 percent. Partisan totals are higher: Democrats: 45,868, or 11.8 percent Republicans: 36,125, or 13.2 percent Bottom line: The CD4 turnout still looks to be about 25,000 or so when all is said and done, unless Election Day turnout is unusually high. And don't forget a few hundred...
Tony Baca, a member of Assemblyman Brent Jones' anti-tax caucus, has started a robocall against his primary foe, Artemus Ham, that seeks to exploit the transgender bathroom issue by invoking a notorious child murder. The call, which I have attached here, uses the horrific 1997 murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson in a casino restroom to frighten people about transgender bathrooms. "Artemus Ham is heartless when it comes to the mother of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson," the recording says. "I don'...
WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY REPORT This week: 1. Notes on FEC reports 2. 10 days and counting 3. Ranking the possibilities 4. Smartest/dumbest Legislative incumbents are going to lose (Michael Roberson might, too), Dean Heller probably won’t run for governor (or he might) and much more great stuff from my insiders: ►Sigh: As much as I disagree with the notion of signing a tax-payer pledge and as much as I support the broadening of our tax base, I have to agree somewhat with the right-wing nuts'...