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November 22, 2014

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Nevada political roundup: A look at the DNC

The political world is focused on the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and despite the Democrats' hopes for a message of unity and support for Sen. Barack Obama, the predominant story line is lingering tension among Sen. Hillary Clinton supporters.

Coverage from the Sun's four-person team in Denver, including stories, blogs and video, is available here.

The Reno Gazette-Journal's Anjeanette Damon also looks at Nevada's Clinton supporters and notes that six of the 11 Clinton delegates from Nevada plan to cast their first roll call vote for Clinton, if given the chance Wednesday.

The R-J's Molly Ball has a story about an alternate Nevada delegate who goes off the party's message and supports Clinton.

State Sen. Steven Horsford sounds like he's getting a little miffed, and Damon notes he "has little patience left."

"I think it is time for us to move on," Horsford said.

Sun colleague Patrick Coolican looks at the robust liberal blogger contingent and harkens back to two years ago, when they convened at the Riviera in Las Vegas and "the mainstream press covered it as if it were an amusing lark, a Dungeons & Dragons convention with laptops."

He also notes the increasing corporate sponsorship, as does Damon here on her blog and in this notebook.

Closer to home, the R-J's poll has half of voters in support of stricter water conservation measures. Also in the poll: "Fewer than half of the Westerners polled, and 48 percent in Nevada, consider climate change to be 'scientifically established reality.'"

Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, on his interest in moving to Carson City: "I'm thinking about running myself, so you could add me to the list," Reid said from Denver.

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