Ad watch: Home stretch brings deluge of buys
Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove brainchild, loaded up today in the Reno and Vegas markets. So, too, did the Obama campaign and the aligned SuperPAC, Priorities Action USA. And that PAC I told you about started by Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers has made a buy in Reno, presumably to help Greg Brower against Sheila Leslie in that key state Senate race.
SOS to AFP: You broke the law
In a letter sent to Americans for Prosperity, Secretary of State Ross Miller has informed the conservative group that he believes it has broken Nevada election laws. The probe was prompted by the Sun's Anjeanette Damon's report. The letter is linked here. I wonder if the partisan dogs will be unleashed. Actually....I don't wonder.
FDIC to court: Certify $17 million judgment against Tarkanian and make him pay up
In a document filed in federal court, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has asked a judge to allow it to register a $17 million judgment against congressional hopeful Danny Tarkanian, citing the Las Vegas businessman's failure to respond to a previous motion. Tarkanian had hoped to stave off any damage from the judgment until after the election. But the submission today (linked here) asks the court to rule a week from Monday on whether the judgment can be certified -- thus allowing the FDIC to go after Tarkanian's assets.
Full Wynn interview now available
The full hour of the Steve Wynn interview -- I only was able to put two-thirds of it on the air -- is below. Enjoy.
Oceguera double down on charges about Heck's record on women's issues, despite torrent of media criticism
Speaker John Oceguera’s congressional campaign not only won’t pull down an ad that has been universally condemned by the media, but he put out a release today again attacking Rep. Joe Heck on women’s issues.
NRSC uses Robin Leach impersonator to pound Berkley as having lifestyle of rich and famous, funded by taxpayers
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is using someone imitating Robn Leach to declare that Rep. Shelley Berkley is rich and staying in nice hotels around the world and charging taxpayers for it. New ad:
Bad news on the gaming win front
The latest state numbers, linked here, show a statewide decrease of 3 percent from August 2011 to August 2012. Strip is down a little, Washoe up a bit.
Ad Watch: Tark goes positive, "independent" group goes after Brower
Two new Nevada ads just starting show how Danny Tarkanian is counting on the NRCC to go negative on Steven Horsford and also indicate how Greg Brower's brief run for Congress last year is coming back to haunt him -- the anti-Brower ad is from unions and a national Demoartic group. The ads:
Steve Wynn talks about Obama's "associations," tears into Berkley as a "thoughtless pawn" and more
That and more in Part 2 of my interview with Steve Wynn:
My column: How to be a good debate moderator
With a couple of days until the vice presidential debate and a week until the next confrontation between Mitt Romney and President Obama, it’s worth talking honestly about the role of the moderator.