Adelson poll shows what Adelson really cares about
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.
MGM poll: Don't build a taxpayer-funded stadium, expand the convention authority
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:
Oceguera found Flores with lead, his own path to victory but no money to fund it
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.
Musk, Rive invite lawmakers to private briefing on energy at Tesla gigafactory with The Revenant as special guest
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his cousin, SolarCity chief Lyndon Rive, hosted a small group of lawmakers at the Northern Nevada gigafactory on Wednesday evening to talk about unlocking the power of renewables in Nevada.
Senate Dems attack GOP candidate for not speaking about taxes; she responds by....having someone else speak
I admit it: I was going to ignore the stunt news conference by state Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford and -- cue the laugh track -- "concerned residents" about how GOP hopeful Heidi Gansert would not speak about last session's tax increase.
Here's how one GOP local makes endorsements
If you are willing to sign an inane, Norquistian no-tax pledge, an even more superficial and nutty "Contract with Nevada" and if you are "willing to explain to a parent that they must return a free laptop if the computer had been found to be ineffective for learning," you, too, could be endorsed by the Republican Party in Nevada's capital. Please note: This is not a parody.
Culinary goes hard after Lee on behalf of Kihuen in CD4 primary
Saying community activist Susie Lee is "part of the wealthy elite" and is "trying to purchase" Cresent Hardy's congressional seat, the Culinary Union has penned a letter to its labor brethren to try to help state Sen. Ruben Kihuen. The letter, which is below and penned by Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline in advance of the AFL-CIO convention, says quite simply of Lee, "We can't let her buy this primary."
Washoe GOP chairman, officers to resign
Washoe County Republican Chairman Adam Khan, the brash, young leader who twice predicted on "Ralston Live" that Donald Trump would lose Nevada, has announced he will resign after next month's state convention. Khan, 24, announced his departure late Wednesday, along with other party officers. He had been outspoken as recently as Feb. 4 on "Ralston Live" that Trump simply did not have the ground game to win here.
Cortez Masto to go up on TV
Democratic U.S. Senate contender Catherine Cortez Masto has made a six-figure buy in Nevada that begins Wednesday with a bio ad designed to introduce her to voters. In the one-minute spot, she emphasizes her large family, including her father, who is identified as being from Mexican heritage and heading the Las Vegas tourism efforts (he ran the convention authority) but who was best known as a Clark County commissioner (not mentioned). Her efforts to fight sex trafficking also are mentioned, as well as endorsements from family members.
Romney in 2012: Getting endorsed by Trump is just like getting endorsed by....Christie
On Feb. 3, 2012, an hour before he and his wife, Ann, stood on stage uncomfortably at Trump Tower while the eponymous owner endorsed him, Mitt Romney gave me an interview for my television program at a nearby hotel. During the interview, I asked Romney why he would take an endorsement from Trump, who had been espousing birtherism and had criticized the former Massachusetts governor. The transcript is below, but my favorite part, in light of last week's Chris Christie genuflection to Teflon Don, is this part: