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Enthusiastic Trump supporters not quite as enthusiastic about Nevada's midterm election
Megan Messerly
September 23rd, 2018 - 2:05am
Supporters of Donald Trump — many of them clad in red Make America Great Again hats or swathed in the stripes of the American flag — gave rave reviews of the president’s first two years in office while waiting in line for his Thursday rally.
The Indy Explains: How Nevada campaigns get around campaign finance laws and coordinate with outside groups
Riley Snyder
September 23rd, 2018 - 2:00am
Thinly veiled coordination between candidates and outside groups to dodge campaign finance laws isn’t a new (or illegal) trend, and it's one that nearly all top candidates in Nevada, including Sisolak, have engaged in with weeks to go before the start of early voting. Although federal law is supposed to prevent candidates from coordinating with outside groups, campaigns typically get around the ban by publicly sharing information on their websites or social media accounts.
Indy DC Download: Senate approved package to keep government funded past midterm elections
Humberto Sanchez
September 22nd, 2018 - 2:00am
The Senate last week approved legislation to fund the government beyond Oct. 1 as the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew more intense and uncertain.
At Las Vegas rally, Trump says he has 'no better friend in Congress' than Heller
Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels
September 20th, 2018 - 7:12pm
The “Make America Great Again” rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the 11th rally Trump has held in Nevada and seventh in Las Vegas since he embarked on his presidential bid in June 2015.
Trump's visit surprised some and drew others to the streets in protest
Jackie Valley
September 21st, 2018 - 2:05am
The slender, gold-tinted Trump Tower was on their list of must-see attractions, but when an Idaho couple and their Chinese relatives arrived outside it late Thursday afternoon, they found a heavy police presence. Two Metro Police buses blocking the street. Police cars stationed at the entryway. Uniformed officers milling around the perimeter.
Indy Fact Check: NRCC ad that states Horsford worked with firm that lobbied for S. Sudan needs more context
Humberto Sanchez
September 21st, 2018 - 2:00am
With polls and prognosticators giving Democratic candidate Steven Horsford an edge in the race in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, the National Republican Campaign Committee has sought to impugn Horsford by highlighting his career since his 2014 congressional defeat.
The billionaire president and the Silver State: A look at Trump's visits to Nevada during his political career
Megan Messerly, Riley Snyder and Jackie Valley
September 20th, 2018 - 2:10am
As the calendar races toward the high-stakes midterm elections, President Donald Trump is visiting Las Vegas today to rally support for Republican candidates.Expect worse-than-usual traffic headaches during the evening commute as a result: The “Make America Great Again" rally will be held at 7 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with doors opening at 4 p.m.
California police move to investigate rural Nevada sheriff over alleged 2015 rape
Riley Snyder and Jacob Solis
September 20th, 2018 - 2:05am
California police are investigating Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro for his possible involvement in the 2015 rape of a woman in a Lodi hotel. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt informed California police and the FBI of the accusation centering around a deposition made as part of an ongoing lawsuit against Antinoro by a former deputy, according to emails obtained in a public records request by The Nevada Independent.
TRIC developer calls attack on partner by Laxalt campaign consultant ‘unhinged’
Jacob Solis
September 20th, 2018 - 2:00am
After gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s primary campaign consultant and former campaign manager accused his business partner of using “extortionary” tactics against the sitting attorney general, a high-profile Northern Nevada developer called the attack “pathetic” and blasted his office’s investigation into a campaign supporter. “I’ve seen little to no contributions to our economy and the overall prosperity in the State from Mr. Laxalt,” Don Roger Norman said in a statement after comments made by Laxalt aide Robert Uithoven about Norman’s partner, Lance Gilman, were published.