Monday, April 6, 2009 | 3:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- It was only a matter of time before the National Republican Senatorial Committee turned its attention to Ely.
The campaign arm today picked up the Ely Times’ report of resident Jack Norcross’ “Elect Anyone but Harry Reid” sign in front of his shuttered office.
Ely has little love lost for Reid what with the water issues and his no-new coal plants campaign, which came as the region was courting two new coal plants (that have since been shelved).
Norcross told the Times about his concerns over the lost coal plants, but the campaign committee’s memo ties the discontent to a prominent Republican theme of Democrats as spenders as it seeks to unseat Reid:
“If Jack Norcross’ reaction to Harry Reid’s role in Washington’s out-of-control spending spree is any indicator, voters in Nevada, both Democrat and Republican, plan to hold the Majority Leader accountable for putting Washington ahead of Nevada when they head to the ballot boxes in 2010,” the NRSC memo said.
Does one man a focus group make? Will we have to wait until 2010 to know?