(Chuck Muth) – I cannot tell you how happy everyone was being back “home” at Stoney’s for last night’s First Friday Happy Hour! Parking is not only free, it’s a cinch. We had the whole place to ourselves. And the sound system worked like a charm.
Quite the newsworthy event, as well…
Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald – our new co-host for First Friday – fired up the crowd with some opening remarks – before getting back to his football bowl game addiction!
Conservative lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden – whose children are all part owners of Stoney’s and who helped bring our event back to the country-western club – welcomed everyone and spoke briefly about her race against moderate GOP opponent, Mark Hutchison.
And our featured speaker, conservative tea party leader Niger Innis, officially announced his candidacy for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, currently misrepresented by handicap parking scofflaw Rep. Steven Horsford.
Plus, the unofficial Citizen Outreach ratings of the 2013 Legislature were published and handed out to everyone who attended. More on that below.
Joining us to usher in the new year were two conservative state legislators, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (who earned the #1 slot in the ratings) and Assemblyman John Hambrick (#5). Also Phil Perine, president of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club, and my friend Joe Silvestri, former (and loving it!) chairman of the Nevada Libertarian Party, and Tom Jones, Clark County Chairman of the Independent American Party.
The next First Friday Happy Hour will be on Friday, February 7th…and will be our annual salute to Ronald Reagan in honor of his birthday. Please join us for a conservative good time…and bring a friend to enjoy Stoney’s 2-1 rail drink Happy Hour special!