Follow @meganmesserly as the genuflection to the Culinary continues in the 2020 race.
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@ForecasterEnten I was just saying that Bernie could win NV. He has fervent adherents here, has real pros helping t… t.co/g4nonT2wHV
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#WeMatter update. t.co/ei4PmqYAPq
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And when other news orgs get scoops and put them at the top of their sites, we should all take heed and give credit… t.co/VXKQ2MBsHT
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@BobMooreNV @Glenn_CookNV @SPJregion11 He did. Long ago.
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As I said over the weekend, this is a big deal — affects hundreds of thousands of patients. t.co/N68QhM04y3
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Everything you want to know about the state of play in Nevada from our lead 2020 reporter... t.co/vUfcFuQpRF
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The idea of memorable 2010 Senate candidate Sharron Angle using Obamacare as a linchpin for a gubernatorial bid seems silly, right? Beyond media salivation -- sorry for the noise, folks -- I'm not sure who else might be clamoring for such a primary matchup with Gov. Brian Sandoval, although I had two Republicans raise the possibility to me this week. Why? Because Angle has been criticizing Sandoval for accommodating the health care law by expanding Medicaid and setting up an exchange, which...
Newly re-elected Chairman Michael McDonald's slogan is "UNIty," which may be easy to accomplish if you only have one person in the office. I've confirmed that Jesse Law, the controversial political director and expert vote counter, no longer is being paid by the state party. That leaves only one paid employee in the office. This was inevitable after the Establishment lost the chairmanship fight and after Gondolier Numero Uno Sheldon Adelson signaled he was holstering his checkbook so long as...
UPDATE: A second letter has now gone out, with this one carring a "you're with us or against us" message" to state lawmakers. I've attached it here, but this is the essence: Should you choose not to publicly stand with Nevada job creators and workers against this unsatisfactory comportment, some might interpret that as sympathy for the same union bosses who see nothing wrong with calling tourists “losers,” “beached whales” and “nasty skanks,” among other things. ---------------- Lots of...
If you want an object lesson in why you should never underestimate Harry Reid, his shutdown shutout was a marvel. Sports fans can be reveling in the stupendous pitching performances in the playoffs, but the real gem was being thrown on Capitol Hill. And the Democrats’ ace was never more on his game even though he only had one pitch: Hardball. Yes, the victory may be ephemeral – another deadline awaits three months hence. And, yes, the House GOP rebels, with sustenance from the Cruz-Lee caucus,...
As anti-Establishment lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden was tweeting about her campaign meetings in Reno on Thursday, the anointed favorite, Mark Hutchison, sent out word that the city's elite is with him. As you can see from the invitation attached here, a Nov. 5 event at prominent businessman Blake Smith's home is beng hosted by the likes of Mayor Bob Cashell, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, gamer Gary Carano and R&R's Pete Ernaut, among several others. Message, repeated: I'm anointed...
I want to be angry with the Washoe County commissioners who are lining up to kick the schools tax question to the ballot. But it’s not their fault – at least not all of their fault. The story here – and it should not be forgotten when Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Gang of 63 brag about their education records next year – is that thee who punted first, punted worst, creating a political football of the worst kind so they could claim to be for something they doomed to failure. This is a microcosm...
Gondolier Numero Uno Sheldon Adelson is in the fight against Internet gaming for the long haul, having just completed a series of state polls that show the enterprise is wildly unpopular. The Tarrance Group, a well regarded national firm, recently completed a series of polls for the Las Vegas Sands chairman, and I have obtained the memo written by pollster Dave Sackett. He conducted surveys in four states -- California, Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania -- and found overwhelming opposition...
Bilbray's money: Low-hanging fruit, competitive with Heck in the quarter, way behind in cash on hand
Democratic congressional challenger Erin Bilbray’s first quarter of fundraising is a mass of contradictions amid a flood of old Vegas money, thanks to her lifetime in Southern Nevada and her former representative father’s friends and political associates, as well as a large chunk from the Station Casino/UFC family, which is fighting the No. 1 Democratic special interest, the Culinary union. On the one hand, Bilbray picked the low-hanging political fruit, as you might expect – family (those...
Almost twice any other listed possibility. And this is totally scientific: Who will the Democrats anoint for lieutenant governor? Primary tabs View Edit Outline Results(active tab) Votes Lucy Flores 31% (44 votes) Barbara Buckley 18% (26 votes) Susie Lee 18% (26 votes) Someone else 12% (18 votes) Steve Sisolak 9% (...
Gov. Brian Sandoval sent his first extensive fundraising pitch at the end of last week, touting his conservative bona fides, his blocking of tax increases and his job-creating efforts. We also have a slogan, emphasizing the theme of a recovering economy and keeping the man who did it in charge: "Tested vision. Tested leadership. Proven progress." Let the sun shine in. The pitch for money, posted here, stretches the truth about as much as most dollar solicitations, more so in a few areas. Some...