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Even after winning primary, Democratic candidate for governor remains a mystery

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L.E. Baskow

Governor candidate Robert “Bob” Goodman introduces his platform to Libertarian party members and guests during a meet and greet session at Hyde in the Bellagio on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

CARSON CITY — Robert Goodman won the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday and the right to oppose Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in the general election.

But Goodman remains much a mystery.

He gathered 17,950 votes, or 24.7 percent of the total, a close second to “none of these candidates,” which had 21,718 votes for 29.9 percent.

In an interview earlier this year, Goodman said he lived in the Philippines, where he had business. But in election filings, he lists a Las Vegas residence, where he says he has lived for a year.

He has said he previously lived in Nevada for 42 years.

On his financial disclosure statement with the Secretary of State’s Office, he reported no income or property. He reports he has no creditors and did not receive any campaign contributions.

He listed a Las Vegas telephone number, but it rings to a recorded message stating that it does not accept incoming calls.

His website stresses he has ties to Asia and can bring business and tourism from that area.

In Tuesday’s primary, he won in 12 of Nevada’s 17 counties. He piled up his biggest margin in Clark County, collecting 13,382 votes to the 4,853 of his nearest competitor, Stephen Frye.

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