(Chuck Muth) – As is their wont, Nevada Republicans blew their short-lived majorities in the Legislature.
Despite having complete control of the government for the first time since the Depression last year, these dumb-asses exploded the size and cost of government while passing the largest tax hike in state history.
They also failed to deliver on universal school choice/vouchers.
As such, they lost their majorities in both the State Senate and State Assembly. Deservedly so.
In the State Senate race for District 5 in Henderson, Republican candidate Carrie Buck lost by 469 votes. The conservative Libertarian candidate in that race – a pure “paper” candidate who did no campaigning whatsoever – received 2,784 votes.
Why didn’t now-Minority Leader Sen. Tax Hike Mike Roberson reach out and work with the LP to keep their candidate out of this race KNOWING it could be the difference between being in the majority 11-10 or in the minority 10-11?
Total political malpractice and incompetence. Buck deserved much better.
In Senate District 6, know-it-all former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman lost by 1,000 votes. Anyone who doesn’t think more than 1,000 conservatives didn’t vote for her thanks to her decision not to re-sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is, again, in denial.
Seaman foolishly opted not to dance with the ones who brung her. A bone-headed decision that cost her big time and cost Republicans their Senate majority.
In the Assembly, 9 out of 13 of the Republicans who voted for the largest tax hike in Nevada history are not going back next year.
In the process, the GOP lost a total of ten seats – handing Democrats a 27-15 majority for the 2017 session.
The more things change…