FYI: For those taking advantage of the 2-for-1 EARLY BIRD special for the Conservative Leadership Conference at the Tropicana Hotel – where parking is still FREE – in September, there’s a space on the “Checkout” page where you’ll be able to type in the name of your guest who will be joining you for FREE.
Now, if you’re not sure who you want to bring yet, no problem. In the “First Name” box just type “TBD” – which means, “to be determined.” And then just let us know the name of the person who will be joining you sometime before the conference so we can pre-register them and save time at the Registration table on the day of the conference.
But remember, the 2-for-1 special, including the discounted ticket prices, is only available until (a) the EARLY BIRD deadline, or (b) the tickets are sold out. And the very limited number of VIP Elite Passes are selling faster than General Admission Passes right now.
So don’t procrastinate and risk being locked out because the tickets are sold out.
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At the REAL Chamber of Commerce dinner Friday night featuring FOX News host Eric Bolling as the keynote speaker, former Assistant State Treasurer Geoff Lawrence – a true fiscal conservative who’s been a thorn in the side of lame duck Gov. Brian Sandoval (Reno-RINO) and is the only state employee whose position Sandoval killed in his budget this year – announced that a new referendum to repeal Sandoval’s hated job-killing “Commerce Tax” will be re-introduced this election cycle.
As you’ll recall, Big Gaming filed a lawsuit to block the referendum in the last election cycle. But the Nevada Supreme Court ultimately ruled against them. Unfortunately, by the time the case worked its way through the legal system there were only 30 days left to gather signatures. So it was tabled.
The same proponents intend to file the exact same referendum with only some minor changes to the “Description of Effect” as directed by the courts, maybe as early as this week. So while another lawsuit is expected, it’s also expected to fail (again)…and a lot sooner this time.
Our good friend and videographer/filmmaker extraordinaire Adam Kilbournraises an interesting question: Why not make health insurance tax deductible on your personal federal income tax the same way health insurance is a tax deductible expense for business?
If anyone has a good answer as to why what seems to be a very good, common-sense idea is a no-go, I’d love to hear it.
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“Medicaid expansion has worked for the state of Nevada.”
Thus sayeth Nevada U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in an interview with Politico this week, adding, “I’ve always said I’m for health care reform, I’m not for entitlement reform.”
Medicaid expansion, to the extent that you can claim it’s “working” for Nevada, is only doing so because somebody else – federal taxpayers – are picking up the bill.
That’s just not right.
The entire nation shouldn’t continue to be held hostage to the barbarity of ObamaCare just because Sen. Heller wants to continue funding RINO Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Medicaid expansion at somebody else’s expense.
If Heller and Sandoval think Medicaid expansion is so great, then Nevadans, not federal taxpayers, should pay for it. It’s as simple as that. And, um, since when is it the Republican position to oppose entitlement reform? Did I miss a memo?
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Nevada Democrat Rep. Dina Titus has a poll she paid for that purportedly shows her trailing incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller 47-45%, a statistical dead heat, should she challenge him next year.
First, if Titus gets into the race, she’ll mop the floor with wet-behind-the-ears freshman Rep. Jacky Rosen, who’s been anointed by Harry Reid and the Democrat establishment for the race.
But secondly, if Titus is, in fact, trailing Heller by just 2 points at this point in the campaign, that more indicates weakness on Heller’s part than strength on Titus’ part.
Heller has been thumbing his nose at his conservative GOP base for years while flipping then-candidate Donald Trump and his supporters the bird since last summer. And his shenanigans on ObamaCare have probably made it impossible for the man to win the general election no matter who the D’s nominate.
Speaking of which…
Lots of chatter about people who might challenge U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in the GOP primary next year. Most of the speculation centers on Rep. Mark Amodei – who voted to repeal ObamaCare and was President Trump’s Nevada State Chairman last year – and conservative businessman Danny Tarkanian.
A dark horse candidate I’m also hearing rumblings about is tea party leader Niger Innis. If you know of any other credible, viable candidates who are also looking at this race, let me know.
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Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and six other legal brothels in Nevada, announced on Twitter Saturday that he’s running again for the state Legislature against tax-hiking sell-out incumbent Assemblyman James Oscarson (RINO-District 36).
But this time Hof will be running against The Big Selloutski as a Republican in the GOP primary rather than as an independent third-party candidate in the general. Oscarson’s toast.
(Disclaimer: I am a paid consultant to Mr. Hof.)
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Nevada State Sen. Don Gustavson (R-Sparks) announced this week that he would not be running for reelection in 2018.
State Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R-Reno) is expected to formally announce that he’s running for the seat tomorrow – which, I hear, has not exactly made members of the GOP Senate Caucus happy. It’s much harder to go along to get along when there’s a boat rocker onboard.
In related news, Hansen is also telling people his wife, Alexis, plans to run for Ira’s assembly seat. Two for the price of one. All in the family.