January 23, 2018
23 Jan 2018

Political Update – January 17, 2018

Poll gives Laxalt advantage in Nevada's governor race


By Colton Lochhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal


One gubernatorial candidate released internal polling, while another snagged a key endorsement from the teacher’s union last week in Nevada politics.

Laxalt polling

Who cares if we’re 10 months away from the general election? It’s never too early for political polls.

An internal poll from Republican Adam Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign shows him well in front of primary opponent Treasurer Dan Schwartz, by a margin of 66 percent to 7 percent.

The poll showed Laxalt ahead but in a tighter race for the general election against both major Democratic candidates. It had Laxalt up six points on Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, by a percent margin of 44-38, and ahead of Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani by a percent margin of 45-34.

Laxalt, Nevada’s attorney general, has been endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence and a slew of Republican governors including Arizona’s Doug Ducey and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker. Nevada GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval has not endorsed anyone in the race.

In an article published Thursday, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics called Laxalt the likely GOP nominee, but “he may be a little too hard-right for the (general) electorate here.”

But a competitive primary between Sisolak and Giunchigliani could hurt the eventual Democratic nominee in the general election, the article said.

“We expect another Toss-up open-seat race in a Toss-up state,” the author wrote.





Quote of the week

Quote of the week


"Nevada has the reputation of a low-tax state, but you wouldn't know it from all the tax increases Clark County residents have endured over the past 10 years."
  - Victor Joecks
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 6th, 2018


Nevada Republicans should propose cutting the car tab tax

By Victor Joecks
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 6, 2018

Nevada Republicans need to take a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook and propose a big, beautiful tax cut right here in Nevada.
Nevada has the reputation of a low-tax state, but you wouldn’t know it from all the tax increases Clark County residents have endured over the past 10 years.




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To recruit, support and advocate for candidates for public office who support private sector job creation, low taxation, a responsible regulatory environment, and effective delivery of essential state services.

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To focus on candidate support on state legislative races and the governor's office.
    • To oppose any form of corporate income taxes or other business taxes that discourage capital investment and therefore job creation.
    • Support limiting Nevada state government spending to the rate of population growth