• Malcontent Gadfly Creates Anti-Lowden PAC

    (Chuck Muth) – Robert Holloway, a card-carrying Paultard purportedly representing a tiny group of paranoid tinfoil hat wearing fellow malcontents, announced today the formation of a Political Action Committee to oppose the candidacy of Sue Lowden for the United States Senate. According to Hollow-Head Holloway, the reason the PAC is being formed...

  • Anti-abortion bid may have unintended effect

    The biggest fans of social conservative Richard Ziser’s newly filed anti-abortion ballot initiative might be Nevada Democrats facing the ballot in 2010. Continue reading…

  • Harry Reid: A Mormon in the middle

    Harry Reid is very active in his church, say fellow members in the Washington area. But that may come as a shock to some Mormon critics who contend that the Senate leader’s political stands put him at odds with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading…

  • Political consultants work together, have differences of opinion

    Political consultants and close friends Billy Vassiliadis and Pete Ernaut knew it was inevitable. The time has come. They’re on opposing teams, despite being partners in R&R Partners. The two talked about it before Ernaut merged his business with R&R Partners in 2005. Vassiliadis favors mostly Democrats; Ernaut tilts Republican. Continue reading…

  • AD 13 Ground Zero for GOP Controversy

    (Chuck Muth) - The race for Republican nomination for Assembly District 13 could well be the most entertaining, if not divisive, of the entire campaign cycle.

  • Influential locals describe their march to power

    The Southern Nevada economy is struggling, but opportunities to become a leader in the business community have not evaporated along with the jobs market. Local power players say Las Vegas is still a great place to rise to the top. Continue reading…

  • How abortion could creep into next year’s governor’s race

    (Jon Ralston) – I suppose my belief that the abortion question was settled in Nevada was naive. That issue will never be put to rest because too many groups want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, employ it as a litmus test for political support or insist on unlimited access to abortion....

  • Two top law firms have stake in governor’s race

    (Las Vegas Sun) – If the leading candidates for governor win their parties’ nominations next year, the race will be more than a contest between a Republican and a Democrat — it would also pit a lawyer at one of the state’s most influential law firms versus another lawyer at another of...

  • Ensign resignation would set up Nevada scramble

    Sen. John Ensign, dogged by ethics allegations and questions about an extramarital affair with a former aide, has vowed not to resign. But if Nevada’s junior senator were to leave office, voluntarily or otherwise, the timing of his departure could set up a dizzying candidate shuffle and help determine Republican chances of...

  • Sarah-cuda v. Scozzafava

    (John Fund) – Sarah Palin’s decision to endorse the Conservative Party candidate in an upstate New York special election for Congress has dramatically raised the stakes in the race. Establishment Republicans have largely lined up behind Republican Dede Scozzafava, despite a voting record in the state legislature that puts her to the...

  • Lowden’s Money Pitch

    (Jon Ralston) – GOP Senate contender Sue Lowden has sent out a four-page letter soliciting funds for her campaign against the 8.7-million-dollar man, Harry Reid. Lowden’s missive pushes various hot buttons to get into donors’ wallets and presage her campaign strategy. • The majority leader is first mentioned as “out-of-touch Senator Harry...

  • Republican rally in Reno targets Reid’s re-election

    The Republicans vying for the chance to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., paid homage to the more conservative wing of their party Friday, speaking at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies convention in Reno. Continue reading…

  • Harry Reid and son’s political dynasty

    Could a dynasty of Reids, Harry and son Rory, both get elected to high office this November in Nevada? Of course, Harry Reid is the highest-ranking Mormon in political office. His son, not as well-known outside of Nevada, is also running for governor. Continue reading…

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