When you regulate the Strip, gaming hosts fundraisers for you

Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow is getting started early for her re-election, with a fundraiser next week hosted by the Nevada Resort Association, the lobbying arm of the industry the incumbent oversees.

This is known as the "I'm trying to scare people away" event -- the invite and large host committee are attached here.

Subtle, it ain't. But subtlety has little place in getting anointed.

I'm looking for someone on that list who will not need something from Scow in the coming months -- years, if she is re-elected. Looking. Still looking.....

Now if Secretary of State Ross Miller's campaign finance transaprency measure had passed, we'd have a much better idea of exactly who is doing the anoining and for how much.