Matthews is the highly-regarded former president of Nevada’s premiere conservative think tank, Nevada Policy Research Institute. He knows policy and issues front and back and every which way but loose. He is a BRILLIANT policy analyst.
However, he’s never run for office before and probably should have run for a state legislative seat before aspiring to Congress.
And, I mean, it’s not like those clueless dolts in Carson City (and by that I’m referring primarily to what passes for GOP “leadership” there) couldn’t use his intellectual candle-power.
In addition, even if Andy was somehow able to prevail over Roberson in the primary, every controversial conservative position NPRI has taken over the years – and they are legion – would be wrapped around his neck in the general election where, again, Democrats outnumber Republicans.
We could lose the seat. Andy simply might not be the most conservative candidate in the race who can WIN.
The same can be said for Fiore.
I love Michele and her spunk. And she does have some things going for her that Matthews does not – especially her innate ability to drum up earned media (for better and for worse).
Plus, she has three campaigns under her belt – including an unsuccessful congressional race six years ago – and has an actual voting record in the Legislature that is diametrically opposite of Tax Hike Mike’s RINO record.
But again, her rock-solid conservative voting record and statements would be an 800-pound albatross around her neck in November. She, too, is probably not the most conservative candidate in the race who can WIN.
And for obvious reasons, neither are the Three Gadflies who selfishly and foolishly tossed their hats in the ring for the seat: Kerry Bowers, Sami Khal and Annette Teijeiro. But enough about them.
The remaining candidate is Danny Tarkanian.
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