• Lobbyists Giving Ensign the Typhoid Mary Treatment

    For those Nevadans who think Sen. John Ensign’s political troubles over his affair with a staffer are over and that it’s a “personal matter” which isn’t affecting his ability to represent Nevada in Congress, Roll Call reporter Anna Palmer has a devastating piece out today: Lobbyists are bracing themselves for the impending...

  • Reid Funnneling Tax Dollars to Hispanic Friends?

    On Saturday, September 5, 2009, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, officially presided over the “Nevada Voter Education Project Kick Off”, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, with special guests and Democrat friends Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, State Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen, State Assemblyman Moises Denis and The Hispanic Institute,...

  • Nevada Senator Completely Isolated Politically

    The following story written by John Bresnahan and Manu Raju appeared in today’s Politico and includes a crystal ball assessment by your favorite News & Views publisher: Ethics experts say the latest revelations about Sen. John Ensign’s affair with a former aide — including the senator’s efforts to help the mistress’s husband...

  • A Case of Mayoral Mix-Up

    A Nevada News & Views reader wrote in with concerns about former Carson City Mayor Ray Masayko, who is currently running for the Capital District State Senate seat soon to be vacated by the term-limited incumbent, Republican Sen. Mark Amodei. “Regarding Ray Maysako,” the writer began. “About 15 years ago, we voted...

  • Ernaut Takes GOP Reins

    Nevada Republican Party Chairman Sue Lowden stepped down on Wednesday to run in the GOP primary for the nomination to run against Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) next year. Pursuant to the party’s Bylaws and the Nevada Revised Statutes, Vice-Chairman Nancy Ernaut of Elko is now the interim Chairman until the Central Committee...

  • Former GOP Chief Announces Senate Candidacy

    Nevada businesswoman, philanthropist and former state senator Sue Lowden officially entered the campaign for the United States Senate in Nevada today, joining a crowded field of GOP challengers to Democrat Sen. Harry Reid – including Danny Tarkanian, Sharron Angle and Mark Amodei. Lowden announced her candidacy one day after her resignation as...

  • GOP Group to Hold Convention in Reno

    The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NVRA) will hold its Biannual Convention in Reno, Nevada, on October 23-25, 2009 at the Atlantis Hotel. Guest speakers include Ken Blackwell, John Fund, Chris Simcox, Floyd Brown, Gov. Mike Huckabee. The NFRA describes itself as “a grassroots movement to take back the Republican Party for...

  • Reid’s Two Faces Win Janus Award

    “The Janus Award is going to Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder announced here today. “I’m doing this in recognition of the U.S. Senate Majority Leader’s ambivalent commitment to the rights of law-abiding firearm owners.” A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of...

  • Politicians That Cry Wolf

    Let me be clear I cannot stand when good Americans change who they are and their personality once they become a candidate or become an elected official and call it “Politics,” these individuals are “Sell Outs”, they sell their souls to the devil to become an elected official and they give “politics”...

  • Democrat Peterson Swimming with Sharks

    Better late than never?: The LV Sun, 25 days after we broke the story about the Nevada Democratic Caucus endorsing in a contested primary, decided it was worth reporting.  Check our 8/27 posting on the Archives. The issue isn’t just the endorsement, which will serve to kill off Tammy Peterson’s candidacy in...

  • Cobb Set to Run for SD 4

    Republican Assemblyman Ty Cobb will run for State Senate District 4 (Washoe) in 2010.  Expect a formal announcement soon. The seat, currently held by term-limited Randolph Townsend, is safely Republican so the real battle will be in the June GOP primary.  Ben Kieckhefer, the former communications director for Governor Gibbons, and activist...

  • Halseth Declares for AD 13

    Republican Elizabeth Halseth announced today as a candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 13 in Las Vegas. The seat is currently held by GOP Assemblyman Chad Christensen, who has told people he will be running for the Nevada State Senate seat in District 9 next year against fellow Republican and incumbent Sen....

  • Heck Mulls Jump into CD 3 Race

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Joe Heck says he is “seriously considering” leaving the governor’s race and entering the race for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada). Heck attended a meeting in Las Vegas today called by former Republican CD 3 candidate John Guedry – who withdrew...

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