Republican congressional primary heats up with first candidate forum

The Republican primary for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District won’t be an easy fight with a crowded field of candidates and the earliest strains of bitterness already are seeping into social media, though little of that was on display at the candidates’ first forum Tuesday night.



Arpaio fundraising event draws big crowd but not all Republican candidates
Jackie ValleyFebruary 19th, 2018
Polarizing former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke before a packed room Sunday evening in Minden, but a few notable Republican candidates skipped the fundraising dinner whose keynote speaker attracted much criticism and dozens of sign-wielding protesters.
Sisolak, Giunchigliani vie for votes in one of Nevada’s most Republican counties
Guest ContributorFebruary 19th, 2018
MINDEN — In a room full of Democrats in one of Nevada’s most Republican counties, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani shared their confidence in a midterm “blue wave” and underscored the importance of swaying rural voters — while hinting at future attacks ahead of a likely contentious primary election.
About Last Week: More Nevada students receiving breakfast; familiar faces announce candidacy for sheriff, Assembly races
Jackie ValleyFebruary 19th, 2018
This is our way of bringing news-hungry but time-strapped readers up to speed on happenings that may have flown under the radar. Our promise: We’ll keep it brief. Our hope: You’ll read (or skim) and keep checking back every Monday.
Nevada Democrats urge Republicans to take gun action after latest mass shooting
Humberto SanchezFebruary 19th, 2018
While Nevada’s Congressional delegation voiced its sorrow following the shooting that took place at a South Florida high school this week, some Democrats used the incident to urge House and Senate GOP leaders to take action.
Switch CEO Rob Roy: Energy ballot question an 'all or nothing moment' for Nevada
Riley SnyderFebruary 18th, 2018
For someone who hasn’t given a public interview in more than a decade, Rob Roy certainly has a lot to talk about.
The K-12 conundrum: Ideas emerge about how to better fund schools but consensus remains elusive
Jackie ValleyFebruary 18th, 2018
Overcrowded classrooms. Too few teachers. Aging education materials. Chronic budget cuts. And poor test scores. As the drumbeat to better fund public education continues in Nevada, those are the hallmarks of the seemingly never-ending conversation. And over the coming months, it’s poised to get even louder.
On the Record: The policy positions of Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan
Michelle RindelsFebruary 18th, 2018
When politicians announce their candidacy for public office, we’ll roll out “On the Record” — our look at their voting history and stances on a broad array of subjects. Now up: Republican Wes Duncan, an ex-Assemblyman and former top deputy in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office who announced a bid for attorney general in November, following news that Attorney General Adam Laxalt will seek the governor’s seat.
The Indy Explains: Why the lieutenant governor can argue state Senate recall case without ethical conflicts
Riley SnyderFebruary 17th, 2018
The politically charged effort to recall two Democratic state senators has created an unusual sight — the presence of GOP Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison as the head legal counsel for the groups backing the recalls.
Indy Congressional Tracker: A fight for DREAMers and changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act
Soni BrownFebruary 17th, 2018
Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto began the week working on bipartisan immigration legislation that would put 1.8 million DREAMers on a 12-year path to citizenship. The Senate failed to reach a compromise and DREAMers still face the March 5 deadline that would see their immigration protections expire.