(Chuck Muth) – Now that the deadline for filing has passed and the field is set, let’s take a look at the GOP primary for Nevada’s Third Congressional District – currently represented by Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who is running to replace Harry Reid in the Senate and has his own primary against Sharron “Choker” Angle.
The odds on favorite in the race is Senate Majority Leader “Tax Hike Mike” Roberson (RINO-Henderson). Roberson is favored for a number of reasons…
1.) He’s absolutely shameless and unconstrained when it comes to lying about his actual voting record.
2.) He’s amassed a sizable warchest.
3.) He’s hired some of the most unscrupulous high-priced campaign consultants money can buy (birds of a feather and all).
4.) He’s been blessed with a crowded primary field of three credible conservative opponents and three gadfly conservative opponents.
Indeed, conventional wisdom says the conservative alternatives to the lying, cheating, tax-hiking RINO (Republican in Name Only) will likely split the anti-Roberson vote and hand Roberson the nomination.
But hope springs eternal, especially on Easter weekend. So let’s take a deeper look at the possibilities, as well as the challenges.
CD-3 is a Democrat-majority district.
That’s one of the reasons Heck has more of a moderate voting record than he might otherwise have chalked up if he was representing a Republican-majority district like, say, Rep. Mark Amodei’s. Or “Choker” Angle’s old GOP assembly district back in 2002.
But I digress while beating this dead horse.
Anyway, this electoral reality means my friends Andy Matthews and Michele Fiore – who will surely hate me for saying this – are probably NOT the best candidates for conservative voters to rally behind in a concerted effort to stop Roberson.
Let me explain…
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