This is actually a little sad.
Former tax-hiking GOP Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman (nine tax hikes in one session) is “shopping” for an office to run for next year in pretty much the same way she’d go shopping for shoes at the mall.
She quit her assembly seat in 2016 after one short, accomplishment-free legislative session in which she is probably best remembered for this, as reported by the Nevada Appeal…
“Assembly Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday fired back at Victoria Seaman, the Republican freshman who accused him of threatening her because she complained he refused to hold a vote on one of her bills.
“He issued a statement Saturday saying Seaman has been disruptive, pouting and throwing tantrums and mistreating both fellow committee members and witnesses.
“He said both in Assembly caucus and in meetings with fellow Republicans on the committee she ‘speaks out of turn, repeatedly and loudly blurting entirely rude and inappropriate comments, talking on her cellphone during the meeting, acting put upon when asked to take such calls outside, belittling those with different views, moaning and huffing and puffing when others state opinions different than her own, slamming books, etc. on the conference table.’
“He said on three occasions, Seaman ‘stomped out of meetings when not getting her way.’”
Realizing she couldn’t get re-elected to her Assembly seat in 2016, Seaman instead ran for and lost a very winnable state Senate race which propelled Democrats back into the majority for the 2017 session.
Thanks again for that, Vicky.
Ever since she’s been shopping for something new to run for.
First she wanted to run for lieutenant governor, only to find Sen. Michael Roberson already lined up for that seat.
Then she decided she’d pursue the state Treasurer’s race – only to be rebuffed by most people because her entire financial experience appears to consist of being able to balance her personal checkbook using Quikbooks.
Then she took a look at the Congressional District 3 race, only to find both conservative Danny Tarkanian and establishment Sen. Scott Hammond already there blocking her way.
And now she’s talking about running for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Dean Heller in the GOP primary.
This is a textbook example of someone who desperately wants to BE somebody in politics, not someone who wants to DO something in politics.
This is all about Seaman’s vanity. It’s Sharron Angle déjà vu all over again. If Seaman couldn’t even win re-election to her Assembly seat, why should anyone think she can win a statewide race?
Indeed, if Seaman is the alternative to Heller in the GOP primary next year, Heller will be sleeping a lot easier at night.