• 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…

  • Protestors Stay the Course

    Protest organizer Gary Marchinke intends to hold protests against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once a month until the end of summer 2010, building up to daily protests just before elections. “It’s time for him to go,” he said. Continue reading…

  • Rory Reid visits Pahrump

    Rory Reid, Clark County Commission chairman and son of the U.S. senator, said what motivated him to run for governor was a comment from a woman he met at a neighborhood gathering like the one at the home of Nye County Democratic Party Chairman Bonnie Swadling Wednesday night. Continue reading…

  • Reno Nurse, Columnist Jumps in Race for Assembly

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Reno nurse and newspaper columnist Ellie Lopez-Bowlan announced today her candidacy for state Assembly District 26. The seat is being vacated by GOP Assemblyman Ty Cobb, who has announced he is running for an open seat in the state Senate. Lopez-Bowlan holds a master’s of science degree...

  • Angle raises $215k for GOP primary to face Reid

    Could Sharron Angle be a player in the crowded Republican primary to face Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)? Continue reading…

  • Reid’s Backroom Deal Backfires

    Reid told the doctor lobby that he would move forward with a vote in return for them backing away from their push to include medical malpractice reform in the larger health care reform bill.

  • Liberals Open Fire on Harry Reid

    Liberal Advocacy Groups Say Majority Leader Will Lose His Reelection Bid if There’s No Public Option in Health Care Bill Continue reading…

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