Democrats were leading Republicans in four down-ballot statewide Nevada elections Tuesday in early returns, with Democrat Kate Marshall leading Republican Michael Roberson in the lieutenant governor’s race by nine percentage points.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
Donald Trump Jr. ended a daylong tour of Nevada inside a dimly lit honky-tonk bar on Friday by hurling insults at Democrats and touting his father’s accomplishments since taking the White House.
Those figures are among the findings in a line-by-line analysis of each candidates’ 2018 campaign contributions covering three filing periods from Jan. 1 through Oct. 12.
While trying to pick winners and losers in tight state races might be a fool’s errand, a little data-crunching can help assess whether the mood of voters can be predictive — sort of like a boxer telegraphing a punch.
Trump’s Elko visit, coming on the first day of early voting in Nevada, coincides with a Las Vegas visit by former Vice President Joe Biden. Former President Barack Obama visits Las Vegas on Monday.
A scheduled debate on whether legal prostitution in Lyon County should end went ahead Thursday night, despite the death of brothel owner Dennis Hof and the dearth of anyone in support of banning the profession.
“In front of every audience, when I get to the second syllable of the word ‘treasurer,’ you can just see the light go out of their eyes,” Bob Beers, the Republican candidate for state treasurer, deadpanned
A larger, more sophisticated review of recall petition signatures last year would have led the Nevada Secretary of State’s office to invalidate recall efforts against two Democratic state senators, according to a report by state auditors.
In Nevada, Barbara Cegavske, a Las Vegas Republican seeking her second term, and challenger Nelson Araujo, a second-term Democratic Las Vegas assemblyman, have made protecting the ballot a main issue in the race.
The opposing sides of Question 3, also called the Energy Choice Initiative, are raising and spending money like no political campaigns before, according to reports filed with the secretary of state’s office on Tuesday night.