by Jon Ralston Mon, 09/30/2013 - 14:13
Guys, if you can't help an old roommate's law firm when you attain power, what is the point of attaining power? t.co/DMK7TnLcrw
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"Cooper & Kirk’s lawyers will bill $795 an hour...The boutique firm’s roster of lawyers includes Adam Laxalt, who r… t.co/0iGHBaDDhw
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@canewby The one and same.
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@johnnykats Love it. Seems like a good dude.
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Glad to see @johnnykats set the newest Vegas resident straight on how to pronounce the state's name. As the state's… t.co/pIjT40NHcY
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@BuzzIzarownd2 @SWMcDonald86 Thank you!
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State senator loses bid for North Las Vegas mayor, then goes back to Carson City and proposes bill to try to impose… t.co/Aivu5Kou87
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Good morning from The #WeMatter State.
On this date in 1960, the Black Book, or List of Excluded Persons, emerged… t.co/DhQVjtfrKV
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Wait, I had no idea my staff EVER made mistakes!
Seriously, this is hilarious and shows, once again, that laughter… t.co/95wFWsC5WO
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UPDATE, 9/30: Hardy told me he plans to file with the Federal Election Commission next week to start raising money for the the congressional race. But he still reserves the right not to run if he can't get enough in the bank by January.
Hardy told at least one lobbyist Monday that he is running.
Until filing closes in March, I believe nothing.....
Hardy told lobbyist Cresent Hardy, the assistant minority floor leader, is considering a bid against Rep. Steven Horsford.
"I'm just looking at it," Hardy confirmed. "No commitment yet."
Hardy, who lives in Mesquite, said he has been able to corral financial pledges. But the plain-spoken legislator said, "I tell people talk is cheap."
The district is solidly Democratic -- Republicans trail in voter registration by 14 percent, or 43,000 voters out of 315,000 total. "It's a very difficult race," said Hardy, who would have to give up his seat in the Legislature.
Hardy said he was asked to consider the contest by a couple of groups, which he would not name. They never do.
He is well liked in the capital, where he is considered a no-nonsense conservative. I'm sure the theory is that the rural areas of the district would love him, but that only makes up a fifth of the vote, if he's lucky. But in a lower-turnout, off-year, maybe he would have a chance.
That's the argument, at least.
Hardy said he hopes to make a decision by November.