(Debbie Landis) – Debates have come and gone, candidates have practically trademarked buzzwords, catch phrases, and sound bites, and yet we still know more about what they agree on than what they don’t.
If you did not see the 4/23 Gubernatorial and Senatorial Debates in Reno or streamed live on KRNV, please visit Nevada Newsmakers to view the debates in their entirety.
Anger is Brewing is under attack from all directions because we’re successfully doing what nobody else has been able to accomplish: We’re unifying displaced fiscal conservatives, of all partisan denominations, around common issues ~ fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency. Voters are taking the time to get to know candidates in races from County Commission to US Senate. We’re familiarizing ourselves with issues and, when we go to the polls for early voting in 3 weeks, we’ll be armed with the information we need to get Nevada financially healthy again.
What do YOU really want to know about the US Senate candidates? Send your question to email@example.com.
We have three weeks until early voting for the GOP primary, the gloves are off. Voters want to be comfortable with candidates’ weaknesses as well as their strengths:
• Sharron Angle has consistently voted NO on new taxes, but what solutions has she offered, what has she finished, what has she done?
• The conservative divide in Nevada happened under the watchful eye of Sue Lowden as state GOP chair. Every member of the GOP was denied a voice in 2008 at the state convention when delegates were denied a vote count. Does having a sports complex in Las Vegas on the line mean taxpayers will be heard now, honest, she promises?
• Bill Parson served in the military and is obviously the constitutional authority amongst the candidates, but how would a familiarity with the founding fathers translate into being a functional effective member of the US Senate fighting for Nevada?
• Danny Tarkanian and Chad Christensen have inspired small volunteer forces, good platforms, well documented issues, and the tenacity to keep plugging along… but “I can win” isn’t a strategy and we’re going to need (a lot) more before pulling a lever.
• John Chachas is certainly the only native Nevadan in the top 6 GOP candidates, but probably also the only candidate who could hold his own for NV taxpayers on every committee in the US Senate. So where’s his ground game? Raise your hand if you’ve actually met him or had the opportunity to hear from him.
We’re not attacking your candidate of choice; we’re dissecting all the candidates who have asked us to trust them enough to send them to Washington, DC. What else do you want to know? AIB will compile all your questions and submit them to the campaigns on May 10th. No topic is off limit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for candidate event details in Assembly and NV state Senate districts across nevada.
If you live inside Nevada, are not affiliated with a campaign, and are a member of any grassroots organization in Nevada, please voice your candidate preferences at http://www.conservativecats.com.
These issues can’t wait, please forward this email to your friends and neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances! We are all in this together.
(Debbie Landis is the director for the Anger is Brewing tea party organization in Reno)