The most unsettling observation of “A Man of His Word,” the biography of former state Sen. Bill Raggio, is how politics in Nevada over the last 40 years has dissipated from friendly partisanship into all-out warfare.
State Sen. Moises “Mo” Denis, D-Las Vegas, is the shoo-in to become the Democratic leader and probable majority leader of the state Senate during the next legislative session in 2013.
Tonight if you see your state senator and a lobbyist dining on Châteaubriand and drinking red wine in a fine Las Vegas restaurant, it’s a safe bet they aren’t going Dutch treat. The lobbyist will pick up the tab and no one ever will know he did.
Three Republicans announced Tuesday they will run for the new state Senate District 18 in northwest Las Vegas where party registration is equally divided between Republicans and Democrats. No Democrats have announced their candidacies for the seat.
After making five minor boundary changes sought by Democratic and Republican lawyers, District Judge James T. Russell approved maps Thursday that create new election districts for Nevada’s four congressional, 21 state Senate and 42 Assembly districts.