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April 20, 2014

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Tequila Party’ candidate to enter race for Las Vegas mayor

George Harris -- restaurateur, spirit producer and founder of Nevada's "Tequila Party" -- confirmed this evening he will run to replace Oscar Goodman as mayor of Las Vegas.

Harris said he plans to file his candidate paperwork in the next day or two. The deadline is Friday.

"The first Tequila Party candidate in America will be running for mayor of Las Vegas," Harris told the Sun.

Harris, a former Republican organizer, was criticized late last year after he registered the name "Tequila Party of Nevada" with the secretary of state's office two days after the Sun broke the news that Hispanic leaders were debating whether to form an independent grass-roots political group by the same name.

Critics accused him of trying to drum up support for his business ventures -- accusations that will certainly follow him if he indeed runs for mayor.

Harris and his partner, Irma Aguirre, founded Alien Tequila Spirits Co., a small tequila producer. They also own a Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas.

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  1. I might be mistaken but I thought that all Clark County municipal elections were non-partisan. If I am correct, why would the Sun describe this member as running as a "Tequila Party" candidate? (The only local elected office I could find that was not non-partisan was that of Constable for the various townships, which apparently does not count as a municipal election.)

  2. Let the games begin!

    As with the last few elections the nonsense appears early and often. It is entertaining but it takes the facts off the table for people that would like to elect someone to office that might really do something about the problems we have in this city today.

    "Tequila Party", yep, that is just what we need in the world today.

    I guess with todays America though all we can get to run for office is nutjobs.

    Who really would want to deal with most of the people that don't even bother to vote but will spout nonsense on the Internet. ;-)

  3. boftx - You are correct. The race is non-partisan. However, Harris describes and promotes himself as a Tequila Party candidate, which is why I reported it as I did.

    dodgerchuck - The restaurant is Mundo.