Election 2020

From an Elko Basque festival to the Las Vegas storm drains, Castro shoots the moon in Nevada

September 15th, 2019 - 2:00am
Castro’s strategy, perhaps more so than any other presidential campaign here, hinges on winning Nevada, the first state in the West to hold a presidential nominating contest and the most diverse of the four early nominating states. Not only has he visited the Silver State more than any other presidential hopeful, he has also participated in the widest diversity of events while he’s here.
Election 2020 | IndyBlog | Water & Land

Warren opposes proposed military expansion into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

September 10th, 2019 - 2:26pm
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her opposition Tuesday to the military’s plan to expand into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas. The military’s proposal would withdraw about 278,000 acres from the largest wildlife refuge in the contiguous United States — home to bighorn sheep and cultural sites important to Paiute and Shoshone tribes. 
Congress | Election 2020 | Immigration

Indy Q&A: Democrat Susie Lee on abolishing ICE, 287(g) and her trip to the U.S.-Mexico border

September 9th, 2019 - 2:00am
In an English interview Friday with The Nevada Independent En Español, Lee said she believes ICE is operating in a broken immigration system that demands comprehensive, bipartisan reform. She also discussed her recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border and what she believes may have been “whitewashing” of the situation before a bipartisan delegation from Congress arrived. 
Election 2020 | Elections | IndyBlog | Legislature

SEIU executive board member announces campaign for McCurdy’s open Assembly seat

September 5th, 2019 - 2:29pm
Summers-Armstrong has served as chief steward for Regional Transportation Commission. Since May, she has been an executive board member of SEIU Nevada, which represents thousands of health care workers and public employees in the state. According to her campaign announcement, advocating for cash bail reform is one reason Summers-Armstrong decided to run for office.
Election 2020 | IndyBlog | Rurals

State ethics board finds ‘credible evidence’ Nye County Commissioner, congressional candidate Leo Blundo violated ethics law

September 4th, 2019 - 1:15pm
A review panel for the Nevada Commission on Ethics released a determination Wednesday finding “credible evidence” that Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo — also a candidate for Congressional District 4 — violated state ethics rules governing the use of his position to seek favors and services for himself or his business. 
Election 2020

Indy 2020: Nevada Democrats chafe over DNC’s tele-caucus rejection; candidates attend (another) labor forum

September 4th, 2019 - 5:00am
Good morning, and welcome to this installment of Indy 2020, a biweekly newsletter focused on the 2020 presidential election in Nevada. Apologies for the one day delay, but hope you all enjoyed the Labor Day weekend, purged all of the white from your wardrobe and are now ready for the presidential campaigns to officially kick off. 
Election 2020

Warren’s campaign is a ‘monster.’ Harris’s is ‘top-tier.’ How presidential campaigns are stacking up in Nevada

September 1st, 2019 - 2:00am
The formula for winning Las Vegas — and the other quarter of the state’s residents in northern and rural Nevada — is straightforward: Get here early, build connections with the community, maybe persuade a politically powerful union to endorse them and send out foot soldiers on their behalf and, above all else, hold those house parties, knock those doors and make those phone calls.
Election 2020 | Polls

Poll on Nevada Latino voters shows wide gender gap in support for Trump

August 28th, 2019 - 1:58pm
The poll was released Wednesday by Equis Labs, a firm that is launching an ongoing research project aimed at better understanding the Latino electorate. Leaders at the firm say that even though Latinos will make up the largest minority voter-eligible population in 2020, polls with small sample sizes or that treat Hispanic voters as a monolith are mischaracterizing them.