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April 18, 2015

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Are you ready for some (more) politics?


Ooh, the possibilities! Think this election cycle has been long? The presidential candidates began marching through Las Vegas when we had a booming economy and the governor had fewer attorneys, but really it’s just a prologue to the next legislative session, and, of course, 2010.

Many possibilities revolve around two state Senate incumbents, both Republicans, Bob Beers and Joe Heck.

If one loses, Democrats will take the state Senate. That would give considerable power to state Sen. Steven Horsford, who would become majority leader. And that in turn could dilute the power of Horsford’s fellow Democrat, Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley.

On the other hand, her legislative agenda would sail through before facing Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons.

The results will also help shape what is looking like an increasingly crowded field in the 2010 gubernatorial race.

Take a whirl.

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