The Reno Gazette-Journal provides political analysis of the Nevada Day parade Saturday in Carson City.
Sources tell the paper the parade is the place to be seen for anyone who is serious about Nevada politics.
It provides this list of politicians and candidates who had an official presence:
U.S. Rep. Dean Heller
Gov. Jim Gibbons
Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
Secretary of State Ross Miller
Controller Kim Wallin
U.S. Senate candidate Robin Titus
U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden
U.S. Senate candidate Mark Amodei
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon
State senate candidate James Settelmeyer
The report also states gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid worked the crowd from the sidelines and Brian Sandoval, his potential Republican opponent for Governor, rode along with the Republican Women’s float.
Missing from the event are both Nevada Senators, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican John Ensign as well as southern Nevada Democratic congresswomen Shelley Berkley and Dina Titus.
Sen. Reid made a speech from the Senate floor about the importance of Nevada Day, but according to The Hill, stayed in Washington, D.C., and attended a play at the Kennedy Center.
There weren’t any reports on Ensign’s whereabouts.
Oh, U.S. Senate candidate Mike Wiley skipped the event to work in a secret capitalist lab creating jobs. Yes, that’s exactly what he says he did.