Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 | 5:40 p.m.
There are recriminations (that's placing blame after you lose); "precriminations" (that's placing blame before you lose); and now apparently there are, what we'll call "pre-win imations," which we'll define as lashing out at your friends in the party even before you win.
So some Democrats, who decline to be named, are chattering about state Sen. Steven Horsford going to Washington in the event of a victory by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
As Democratic minority leader, Horsford has raised a ton of money in two closely contested state senate races, trying to deliver a majority to the Democrats.
A Democratic insider says some donors are irked at the idea of Horsford, who raised all that money, skipping town, forcing them to forge a new relationship with a different senate leader. Oh, the humanity!
Horsford offered a fairly categorical denial.
"Oh please. I am committed to winning the majority and working with colleagues to put Nevada on a direction and return us to prosperity. I'm committed to staying here in Nevada."