CARSON CITY - Nevada’s divided Assembly Republican caucus has prompted talk by some conservative members of pursuing recalls against moderates, and activist Chuck Muth has formed a Political Action Committee to go after Speaker-designate John Hambrick.
The paperwork was filed on Dec. 29 with the secretary of state’s office. A recall cannot be commenced against an Assembly member until 10 days after lawmakers are sworn into office on the first day of the 2015 session, Feb. 2.
In one of his frequent columns on the split among the 25 members of the new Assembly GOP majority, Muth said he is serious about recalling Hambrick, who removed conservative colleague Michele Fiore from her leadership positions late last year.
Hambrick is one of 13 GOP moderates who control the caucus leadership. His election as speaker will come on the first day of the session.
Muth registered the “Recall Hambrick PAC” with three directors who are registered voters in Hambrick’s Assembly District 2 who voted in the general election.
To achieve a recall, supporters would have to collect the signatures of 25 percent of those who voted in the district in the Nov. 4 general election, or about 4,116 voters.