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December 21, 2014

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Consultants: No second term for Gibbons

Personally, I'm enjoying Jim Gibbons' tenure as governor. Anyone required to conjure up compelling TV topics five days a week recognizes the perks of having a guy like Gibbons at the state's helm. You already know the litany - from Nannygate to Trouble with Trepp to Marital Mayhem in the Mansion - we've gotten plenty of mileage out of the governor during his brief service.

So it was with some sadness and regret that I learned during today's taping from consultants on both sides of the aisle that Jim Gibbons' first term will be his last.

Conservative operative Steve Wark predicts Gibbons could never raise enough money to run again. Just weeks ago Wark predicted Dawn Gibbons' absence from the inner circle would breath new life into the administration. Guess those hopes were short-lived.

Tomorrow: Las Vegas Sun reporter Alexandra Berzon, who has chronicled the series of fatal construction accidents at Strip projects, is joined by colleague Michael Mishak. The two discuss what appears to be union boss Steve Ross' epiphany since the latest death. Ross also joins Jon to talk about the quickly-resolved walkout at CityCenter and what concessions the unions received from general contractor Perini Building Company.

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