Well, such is the nature of Nevada politics that on the Rep side, the GOP nominated the most wild-eyed winger of them all to face Harry Reid in November, and on the Dem side, a great woman was nominated to run against the current Republican Lt. Governor (eat your heart out MZ).
Harry, I hope you are paying attention. 25% of your party did not support you in yesterday’s primary. Hell, more than 10% chose None of the Above. In the primary! And Harry, the answer is NOT to tack further to the right, got that? I’m sure you’d like to think that the Tea Party just clinched your re-election, but as radical as Sharron Angle is, I put nothing past the Nevada electorate. Nothing. Start talking some populist smack and really back your words up with action in the Senate, or you may be retiring to Searchlight come November.
In the NV-02 race (no Dem has ever won that district) an activist Democratic woman appears to have pulled it off against her RINO opponent. The third person in the race is a local crank, and surprisingly, he got 10% of the vote. Sam Dehne is certifiable. And he got 10%. The NV-02 Dem primary was a nail biter all night, and when I went to be the RINO had jumped ahead. This morning, it’s Nancy Price in the lead. I assume the closeness of the vote will trigger an automatic recount. Under 1% and it is supposed to happen. I don’t know if the absentees have been counted yet.
Joy of joys, Jim Gibbons went down to humiliating defeat. Doing the happy dance. Brian Sandoval (R) will face Rory Reid (D) in the general. While I support Rory, Brian Sandoval is not the wild-eyed radical the shadow group Don’t Bet on Sandoval makes him out to be. Jeebus on a triscuit, I keep getting their emails which allow me no way to “opt out” – nor is there any way to contact them via their web site. Rory needs to publicly distance himself from this group, but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears. If Brian wins, I won’t be as crushed as I was when the empty suit, the Man With No Plan, Jim Gibbons, whose re-election campaign motto was He kept his promise, beat out Dina Titus in 2006.
Locally, it appears that our Lyon County Sheriff, Allen Veil, will not have to face an opponent in the General Election. With 53.6% of the vote in a non-partisan race, he has been re-elected. Good.