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Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions since 1956, when, at the age of 15, she accompanied her parents to see Dwight D. Eisenhower accept the Republican nomination.
Yes, Raggio burned down a Nevada brothel
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
State Sen. Bill Raggio leaves behind a powerful reign in the state Legislature, but his 18 years as Washoe County District Attorney may have been more interesting.
State Sen. Bill Raggio to retire before session begins
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Iconic Northern Nevada senator and ousted Republican leader Bill Raggio announced today he will retire this month, allowing the county commission to appoint his replacement before the session begins.
Brian Sandoval finishes cabinet appointments
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval today announced his final cabinet appointments.
Gibbons to skip Sandoval's inauguration ceremony
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Gov. Jim Gibbons will be unable to attend Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval's inauguration on Monday because of a previously scheduled medical procedure, his chief of staff said.
Sandoval to appoint former Sparks mayor as head of DMV
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval will appoint former Sparks Mayor Bruce Breslow as the head of the DMV when he takes office next week. Breslow currently heads the state’s nuclear projects agency.
Horsford cool toward arena proposal for Las Vegas Strip; backs online poker bill
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Steven Horsford expressed some irritation today at having to consider public financing of the proposed Strip arena project at a time the state is facing severe budget cuts.
Assemblywoman proposes corporate income tax
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, has proposed legislation creating a corporate income tax.
McGinness: Replacing Raggio the 'right thing to do'
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
In a candid interview with the Las Vegas Sun today, Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, said telling Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, that he was poised to take over as minority leader was akin to taking the keys to the car away from an aging father.
Gansert: No fee increases in Sandoval's budget
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Governor-elect Brian Sandoval's incoming chief of staff said today his proposed budget will not include fee increases.
Assemblyman wants specialty Tea Party license plates in Nevada
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Assemblyman Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley, will propose legislation to create a specialty Tea Party license plate in Nevada. The plate would bear the “Don’t Tread on Me” rattlesnake image from the American Revolution.
Bill Raggio calls his ouster a 'pyrrhic victory' for GOP agitators
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
In a reflection of the what they say is the mood of their constituents, Senate Republicans purged Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, from their leadership in a unanimous vote today. Sen. Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, stepped in as leader. “This is not a swan song,” Raggio said.
Heller: Harry Reid's defeat might not be good for Nevada
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010
U.S. Rep. Dean Heller, R-Carson City, who was once considered the strongest Republican to go up against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said today that Reid's leadership position has protected Nevada in important ways over the years. Heller has endorsed Reid's opponent Sharron Angle.
Sharron Angle trending up in public polling
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Public polling technically still has Republican Sharron Angle in a statistical dead heat with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but she's trending up.
GOP alleges early voting discrepancies in Nevada
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
A lawyer for the Nevada Republican Party has delivered a lengthy complaint to the Secretary of State alleging multiple discrepancies in early voting logs. In a lengthy letter delivered yesterday, David O'Mara details several discrepancies he says his poll watchers have noted.
Closing argument ads out in U.S. Senate race
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican rival Sharron Angle have new ads out today to close the final week in the campaign.
Sharron Angle dodges press at Reno event
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle reportedly went to great lengths today to avoid TV crews parked outside one of her closed-press events, even sending an apparent "decoy" out the front while she went out a back door.
Cortez Masto's ad doesn't pass the Truth Test
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto stretches the truth in her latest ad against Republican Travis Barrick.
Sharron Angle ad accuses Harry Reid of lavish lifestyle
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has a new ad out accusing Reid of living a lavish lifestyle while Nevadans suffer. Since last week’s debate, the Angle campaign has been accusing Reid of using his elected position to get rich. Angle’s latest ad juxtaposes Reid’s lifestyle with the typical Nevadan suffering under the economy.
Palin expected at Tea Party Express rally in Reno on Monday
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Conservative darling Sarah Palin is expected at a campaign rally for Sharron Angle in Reno on Monday.
Harry Reid web ad slams Sharron Angle on flip-flops
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's new web ad accuses Republican Sharron Angle of denying her own words.
Sharron Angle raises stunning $14 million in third quarter
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is reporting she raised $14 million last quarter, more than her opponent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised between January 2009 and August 2010.
Pro-Harry Reid group out with radio ad touting Scott Ashjian
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010
Patriot Majority, a pro-Harry Reid independent expenditure group, is out with an ad on conservative radio designed to push voters toward Tea Party of Nevada candidate Scott Ashjian.
NV GOP chief says Raggio endorsement threatens his leadership post; refuses to say he'd support Ensign in 2012
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Nevada Republican Party Chairman Mark Amodei said Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio's leadership position may be in danger after Raggio endorsed Democrat Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate race.
Republican leader Bill Raggio endorses Harry Reid
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, endorsed Democrat Harry Reid in bitter U.S. Senate race.
Angle, Reid have new ads in Senate race
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle continues to hit Democrat Harry Reid on illegal immigration in a new ad out today. In a response ad, Reid says Angle supports out-sourcing jobs.
Angle might think twice before bragging about influence with DeMint
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
Sharron Angle has bragged about her access and influence with U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. But she could get in trouble coordinating with the man operating an independent expenditure fund.
Conservatives launch "Organized Labor Party"
Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
Conservative activists Dan Burdish and Chuck Muth have started a new Nevada political party: the Organized Labor Party of Nevada.
Democrats want Angle to drop her government-provided health care plan
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
The Democratic National Committee is calling on Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle to drop the government-funded health insurance plan she receives as a benefit of her husband's career as a government worker.
Rory Reid up with new ad
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid is up with his latest ad attacking Republican Brian Sandoval for his ties to the banking industry.
Harry Reid's attack on shaky ground
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's ad attacking Republican Sharron Angle for wanting to "end the VA as we know it" relies on one comment in an interview that doesn't make clear whether Angle really wants to privatize the VA, or just Social Security and Medicare.
Angle slams mandated coverage for autism treatment in new video from Democrats' tracker
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
At a 2009 tea party rally in Winnemucca, Republican Sharron Angle derided a recently passed Nevada mandate requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment.
Reid out with new ad attacking Angle on veterans' issues
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out with his latest attack ad against Republican Sharron Angle, this time focusing her support of privatizing the Veterans Administration.
Reid, Sandoval launch attack ads
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010
Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval launched his first English-language campaign ad of the general election today, attacking Democrat Rory Reid for spending, lies and poor leadership. Reid responded with his second ad attacking Sandoval for having ties with banking lobbyists.
Rory Reid refuses to acknowledge he'd sign a tax increase
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid today backed off comments he made earlier this week indicating he might be willing to sign a budget that included a tax increase.
Angle distorts the facts in new immigration ad against Reid
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
In one of the more inflammatory ads to mark and already ugly U.S. Senate race, Republican Sharron Angle accuses her Democratic rival Harry Reid of supporting tax breaks for illegal immigrants
Rory Reid launches new ad attacking Sandoval for lobbyist ties
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid unveiled a new ad this morning attacking his Republican rival Brian Sandoval for being recruited to run for office by two of the state's most powerful lobbyists.
Obama to campaign for Democrats in Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010
President Barack Obama will headline an organizing rally in Las Vegas less than two weeks before Election Day in a final push for Democrats in the mid-term elections.
Joe Heck out with first television ad
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010
Republican Joe Heck released his first television ad today in his bid for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.
Sharron Angle works to soften her image in latest ad
Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
We put Sharron Angle's latest ad through the Truth Test.
Angle explains how government has taken the place of God
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle said today she was "speaking in Christian terms" when she told an interviewer in April that entitlement programs violate the Bible's First Commandment.
Angle says Sandoval could have told governor 'no' in 2003
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle said today GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval could have refused to bring the 2003 lawsuit to force the Legislature to pass a tax hike.
Muth launches robo-call attacking "groceries tax"
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Conservative activist Chuck Muth has launched a round of robo-calls attacking Assembly Minority Leader Pete Goicoechea's call for expanding the sales tax to include food.
NRA won't endorse Harry Reid
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
The National Rifle Association today said it will not endorse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Karl Rove's group launches get out the vote effort in Nevada
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
Karl Rove's 527 organization American Crossroads will launch a get out the vote effort in Nevada targeting conservative voters.
Rory Reid has poor track record voting in hometown elections
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid did not vote in five of the last six municipal elections in his hometown of Henderson, leading his Republican rival Brian Sandoval to accuse him of skipping his civic duties.
Reid web ad first to go after Sandoval on integrity issue
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
Democrat Rory Reid launched a new web ad this week attempting to convince voters his opponent in the governor's race can't be trusted. We put the claims through the Truth Test.
Reid debates cardboard cutout of Sandoval
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
Upping his campaign antics, Democrat Rory Reid debated a cardboard cutout of his Republican rival in the gubernatorial race.
Sandoval accuses Reid of skipping out on commission meetings
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
Republican Brian Sandoval is accusing his Democratic rival in the governor's race, Rory Reid, of missing 140 votes on the county commission since the campaign began. Reid said he has missed just two meetings and that the 140 missed votes reflect less than 3 percent of the total votes taken by the commission in the same time period.

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