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Damon Political Report

Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
Monday, August 27, 2012
2012 GOP Convention:
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Photo: Nevada delegates Wiselet Rouzard and Cynthia Kenne
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
Monday, August 27, 2012
2012 GOP Convention:
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Yes, Raggio burned down a Nevada brothel
Thursday, January 6, 2011
State Sen. Bill Raggio leaves behind a powerful reign in the state Legislature, but his 18 years as Washoe County District Attorney may have been more interesting.
State Sen. Bill Raggio to retire before session begins
State Sen. Bill Raggio to retire before session begins
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Iconic Northern Nevada senator and ousted Republican leader Bill Raggio announced today he will retire this month, allowing the county commission to appoint his replacement before the session begins.
Brian Sandoval finishes cabinet appointments
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval today announced his final cabinet appointments.
Gibbons to skip Sandoval's inauguration ceremony
Gibbons to skip Sandoval's inauguration ceremony
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Gov. Jim Gibbons will be unable to attend Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval's inauguration on Monday because of a previously scheduled medical procedure, his chief of staff said.
Sandoval to appoint former Sparks mayor as head of DMV
Sandoval to appoint former Sparks mayor as head of DMV
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval will appoint former Sparks Mayor Bruce Breslow as the head of the DMV when he takes office next week. Breslow currently heads the state’s nuclear projects agency.
Horsford cool toward arena proposal for Las Vegas Strip; backs online poker bill
Horsford cool toward arena proposal for Las Vegas Strip; backs online poker bill
Friday, December 10, 2010
Steven Horsford expressed some irritation today at having to consider public financing of the proposed Strip arena project at a time the state is facing severe budget cuts.
Assemblywoman proposes corporate income tax
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, has proposed legislation creating a corporate income tax.
McGinness: Replacing Raggio the 'right thing to do'
McGinness: Replacing Raggio the 'right thing to do'
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In a candid interview with the Las Vegas Sun today, Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, said telling Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, that he was poised to take over as minority leader was akin to taking the keys to the car away from an aging father.
Gansert: No fee increases in Sandoval's budget
Friday, November 12, 2010
Governor-elect Brian Sandoval's incoming chief of staff said today his proposed budget will not include fee increases.
Assemblyman wants specialty Tea Party license plates in Nevada
Assemblyman wants specialty Tea Party license plates in Nevada
Friday, November 12, 2010
Assemblyman Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley, will propose legislation to create a specialty Tea Party license plate in Nevada. The plate would bear the “Don’t Tread on Me” rattlesnake image from the American Revolution.
Bill Raggio calls his ouster a 'pyrrhic victory' for GOP agitators
Bill Raggio calls his ouster a 'pyrrhic victory' for GOP agitators
Thursday, November 4, 2010
In a reflection of the what they say is the mood of their constituents, Senate Republicans purged Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, from their leadership in a unanimous vote today. Sen. Mike McGinness, R-Fallon, stepped in as leader. “This is not a swan song,” Raggio said.
Heller: Harry Reid's defeat might not be good for Nevada
Friday, October 29, 2010
U.S. Rep. Dean Heller, R-Carson City, who was once considered the strongest Republican to go up against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said today that Reid's leadership position has protected Nevada in important ways over the years. Heller has endorsed Reid's opponent Sharron Angle.
Sharron Angle trending up in public polling
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Public polling technically still has Republican Sharron Angle in a statistical dead heat with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but she's trending up.

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