Today we are taking yet another step as the campaigns speed toward election day, one we hope will be of help to the cause — and a lasting model. It is called Poli Lit (LINK), and it not only will provide voters a window into campaign literature in races and on issues they care about, it will also allow them to be part of this transparency effort.
At The Indy, we are committed to giving voters as much useful information as we have the resources to produce. That has included a consistent chronicling of digital and broadcast ads in major races, as you can see on IndyBlog here and here.
Six weeks ago, the Reno Gazette-Journal partnered with Suffolk University to provide a snapshot of what’s happening in the major Nevada races. Now, just eight weeks until the election and less than six weeks before early voting begins, the newspaper has released a new survey.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), trying to hold onto control of the House and spend resources wisely, is abandoning Danny Tarkanian to focus all its Nevada spending on electing Cresent Hardy, a senior adviser to a group familiar with the NRCC’s ad buying strategy told me.
What’s in a poll? That is the question we will be asking as the campaigns careen into this final two months or so. Many media outlets will publish polls based just on so-called “memos” that describe the results and are often tailored by campaigns or hyper-interested special interests.
Rep. Jacky Rosen is known for being a relatively sober, careful elected official. So when I first saw the video of her at a Seattle fundraiser bragging about her role on arguably the worst day in Nevada history and making it seem as if she was The Iron Lady among the feckless, I was stunned.
The election is 14 weeks from today, and the Reno Gazette-Journal has helpfully published a poll with results that are not that surprising on the toplines but contain golden information nuggets to be excavated underneath the headlines.
A Supreme Court candidate with a history of Democratic activism who switched his party affiliation before filing and advocates for school choice is now portraying his race as a chance to tilt the court toward a more conservative bent.