• As Unemployment Soars, Reid Brags About Stimulus Making A “Real Difference”

    (National Republican Senatorial Committee) – At a White House meeting today to discuss “job creation efforts,” Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took time to praise the so-called “stimulus” package for “making a real difference.” This remarkable statement comes nearly eight months after Reid railroaded the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” package...

  • Nevada Democrats Go Bonkers Over New News Bureau

    Upon learning that Citizen Outreach Foundation had launched a new, independent news bureau in Nevada, including comprehensive statehouse coverage, the Nevada Democrat Party’s communications machinery went into the spin of death. “Today conservative blogger and former Nevada Republican Party executive director Chuck Muth announced the creation of the Nevada News Bureau, a...

  • Heck Enters Congressional Race

    Emergency room physician Dr. Joe Heck announced yesterday the official end of his GOP gubernatorial bid and the start of his campaign to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. That seat is currently held by Democrat Rep. Dina Titus. “I am increasingly alarmed at the Democratic policies...

  • Ensign Scandal Provides Fodder for Partisans

    Roll Call today feaures a brutal account of how the Sen. John Ensign scandal has taken a major turn for the worse after a blistering New York Times story was published on the matter last week: Democratic political operatives on Monday sought to exploit Sen. John Ensign’s (R-Nev.) ethics woes as fresh...

  • Few Nevada Legislators Can be Found on Twitter

    I received an email last week from an organization that was wondering how many of Nevada’s legislators were using Twitter. It was a good question. I mean, you always hear about politicians taking to Twitter like a four-figure campaign contribution. So how many of Nevada’s 63 legislators do you think use Twitter?...

  • Memo to Sen. Raggio: Let Republicans Voters Decide Primaries

    Patrick McNaught, Republican candidate for the Nevada State Senate District 12 seat, opted not to participate in a dog-and-pony “interview” meeting held on September 22nd by Nevada Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio and the GOP members of his caucus for the purpose of endorsing certain candidates in certain races next year. As...

  • Washoe County District Attorney and Sheriff Announce Intent to Run for Re-election in 2010

    Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick and Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley both announced today their intention to run for new four-year terms in 2010. A Nevada native from Elko, Gammick was first elected to the position in 1994 after serving for 10 years as a deputy district attorney and chief deputy...

  • 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...

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