My fave part of the this exit interview w/@KateMarshallNV, whose last day as LG is today:
Did you ever aspire to t… t.co/EpHbO7sFZY
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Good morning from The #WeMatter State.
NV fun fact: 19th NV Gov. Vail Pittman was born on this day in 1880. His br… t.co/I9dyHTDgtR
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@mbrooksrjc @RJC Not familiar with that site.
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@mbrooksrjc @RJC Not familiar with that organization.
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“Rep. Susie Lee, a Democrat from Nevada, failed to properly disclose stock trades worth as much as $3.3 million”
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Reid Machine 1; Socialists, 0.
Imagine an army surrendering and then unloading its arsenal on the victors. That's… t.co/rTuqcgVg5a
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Yes, @DeanHeller would be first NV senator to become governor. Forgot I had linked to this great piece by… t.co/lGfE49VoqL
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I think @jmartNYT’s point is it is quite common for govs to run for Senare, very rare other way. t.co/z9127K1Jgh
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@MikeLDayton @DeanHeller Finn worked for Heller.
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@jmartNYT @DeanHeller This is a good question that I will answer definitively.
I don't think so but I am not sure.
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And there it is, as if you needed confirmation I was right, a missive sent by @DeanHeller's former district directo… t.co/sx2XRRzUda
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Too long a line anyhow. t.co/DoABdgzJMp
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The Washoe County Commission, of all places, started a legal ball rolling this week that could flatten legislative and gubernatorial buck-passing and affect roads, police and school tax plans in the two urban areas. As the Reno Gazette-Journal's Brian Duggan reported, the commission is going to court to try to resolve issues surrounding a bill passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor that would enable Washoe County to raise sales taxes to rehabilitate schools. But the ruling by the court...
If you are wondering why Republicans are having trouble finding a credible candidate to challenge Secretary of State Ross Miller for attorney general, consider what is occurring this month: Two fundraisers, one North (Eldorado) and one South (Wynn), that feature host committees cutting across partisan and special interest lines. The event announcements, both attached here, include: ----A slew of current (Clark DA Steve Wolfson not seen on this kind of list very often) and former elected...
And so it begins. A broad-based coalition on Wednesday filed a political action committee Wednesday, the secretary of state's office confirms, to try to defeat the margins tax, and sources confirmed this marriage of convenience also has retained national talent to gauge public sentiment and prepare strategy to scuttle The Education Initiative. The Margins Tax Initiative Research Committee (what's in a name?) is the product of the Nevada Resort Association, the Nevada Mining Association, the...
UPDATE: This post catalyzed quite the interesting legal debate over what exactly this PAC and its affiliate (especially) might have to disclose after my suggestion that the use of an LLC might be for disclosure evasion. Some attorneys think that SB 246 from last session will force the LLC to disclose but it is by no means clear. If the LLC is simply seen as a vendor not providing free services, it may not have to disclose. Ad one attorney among several who weighed in told me: "Let me put it...
Gaming and mining run Nevada because lawmakers are in their pockets, so the citizenry needs to have better access to the petition process to ensure democracy survives. That’s the essence of a fairly amazing document filed this week with the Nevada Supreme Court, likely the final brief before the justices begin hearing arguments in a long-running case in which some government gadflies are taking on the state’s moneyed interests over access to the ballot. The case actually was filed against the...
A few years ago, my mentor and a great journalist, Bob Stoldal, told me he worried that I was doing so much that he got to wondering, “When do you have time to think?” It was, as usual, the right question. And it came to mind as I finished reading Peter Hamby’s impressive and provocative study of campaign reporting, “Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus? Searching for a better way to cover a campaign.” The study, which can be read here, was done for Harvards’s JFK School. Hamby, an excellent...
It may be moot after the president's speech Tuesday evening, but the Clark County GOP plans Wednesday to adopt a resolution opposing military intervention in Syria. The key passages: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Clark County Republican Party hereby declares that we believe military intervention in Syria to be against the best interest of the United States and it’s citizens at this time; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clark County Republican Party wishes to offer it’s full support to...
Niger Innis, who is exploring a run against Rep. Steven Horsford, is in Washington, DC, and his allies filed a federal PAC last week. The New America PAC -- the filing is posted here -- is overseen by Dan Backer, who is a lawyer for TeaParty.net, for which Innis is a strategist. Innis, reached via email, would not comment on the PAC filing or his incipient candidacy. But he appears to be moving forward. I have also posted here Innis' pitch to the National Republican Congressional Committee and...
This isn't the big one -- I still think the gamers, retailers at. al. are coming. But the former CEO of Charter Cable and a couple worried about the impact on business have formed an anti-margins tax political action committee called NV Jobs. (The paperwork is attached here.) Maria Martinez, whose husband is affilated with the conservative Cato Institute, says the PAC is "just a group of citizens," including Manny Martinez, the former cable company executive. "We're all in favor of funding...
As most of Nevada's political elite expect a Brian Sandoval blowout next year, I began to think back to when a race for governor actually was really competitive. It's been awhile. 2010--Sandoval, 53 percent; Rory Reid, 42 percent 2006--Jim Gibbons, 48 percent; Dina Titus, 44 percent (Seems relatively close, but never really in doubt, even after three (!) scandals rocked Gibbons' campaign in final weeks.) 2002- Kenny Guinn, 68 percent; Joe Neal, 22 percent 1998 -- Guinn, 52 percent; Jan Jones,...