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Top Democrat Marshall Enters Nevada Special Election
Roll Call ^ | May 4, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad

Posted on 05/04/2011 7:18:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Nevada state Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) announced Wednesday she is running in the 2nd district special election.

“Nevadans deserve a voice in Congress that will fight for middle class families, and that’s what I intend to do. I’ll work every day to create jobs in northern Nevada and win the fight to control runaway spending in Washington,” Marshall said in a statement.

Marshall has Democratic company in the free-for-all contest to replace Rep. Dean Heller (R), who is expected to resign his seat in the coming days and then be sworn in Monday to fill the remaining term of former Sen. John Ensign (R). Jill Derby, a Democrat who lost to Heller in 2006 and 2008, told the Associated Press she was planning to run again.

Elected twice statewide, Marshall enters the race with the strongest résumé and could compete in a race where several Republicans split the vote. However, with Derby, along with 2010 nominee Nancy Price, also in the race, capturing the GOP seat would be far more difficult.

On the Republican side, failed 2010 Senate candidate Sharron Angle, retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold and state Sen. Greg Brower are already running. State GOP Chairman Mark Amodei and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki are also strongly considering entering the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: deanheller; gregbrower; katemarshall; kirklippold; sharronangle

1 posted on 05/04/2011 7:18:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

This makes the race very unpredictable.


2 posted on 05/04/2011 7:20:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: CedarDave; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

This race will be a key race. Anything can happen and I don’t think we can leave anything to chance.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 7:23:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Nevadans deserve a voice in Congress that will fight for middle class families

All welfare kings and queens sees this for the code it really is: tax the working class and give permanent handouts to the welfare class.

5 posted on 05/04/2011 7:27:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is turning into a zoo. Maybe I’ll take my dog down and have her declare her candidacy for CD2 too.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 7:59:33 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ninergold3

Please Nevada, don’t run that looney tune Sharron Angle again. She opens her mouth and out comes a disaster!


7 posted on 05/04/2011 9:41:48 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: ninergold3

Please Nevada, don’t run that looney tune Sharron Angle again. She opens her mouth and out comes a disaster!


8 posted on 05/04/2011 9:41:48 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Crichton

I have a big problem with making this some sort of all-party free-for-all (especially given the likelihood that none of the candidates would get 50% under such a scenario, and there is no runoff). It’s deliberately designed to elect a Dem (Marshall) with a bare plurality in a district they couldn’t win under normal circumstances. If I were the NV GOP, I’d sue to have this run as a primary + general. This is a willful disenfranchisement of the majority of voters.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 3:15:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Are they going with that? That sucks. Rat Sec of State or AG got to decide? Not cool.

There needs to be 1 Republican who is not Angle. If they choose someone else and she gets in anyway........


10 posted on 05/05/2011 3:49:11 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Article says other rats are running too. Watch Harry Reid put their heads in vises to get them to quit.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 3:51:18 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

My reading of the law was that the state committees made nominations for partisan offices in special elections, and that the free-for-all part of the law applied to only nonpartisan offices.

The state committee should still make an endorsement though. I suppose it would be impractical to get the case heard in a reasonable time.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 4:00:29 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack; Impy

Well, the SoS is apparently trying to treat this as a non-partisan office. I’d try to get a judge to order an injunction and order the parties involved to put up a single nominee from each, since this is clearly a partisan office. As was pointed out recently, there is no precedence for a U.S. House special election in NV history, but that’s no excuse to try to pull off an undemocratic farce such as this. Even in Louisiana, which was infamous for its “jungle primaries”, it still required the top-two vote-getters to compete in a runoff if neither got above 50%. With this current scenario in NV, you could have Marshall win with, say, 25%, while another 15% went to other Dem candidates and the remaining 60% went to the combined GOP candidates (all getting from the teens to low 20s).


13 posted on 05/05/2011 4:10:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If they fail to rectify this they need to have a come to Jesus meeting with all the Republicans. Anyone who doesn’t play ball gets blackballed for life.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 4:14:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

They need to get behind Krolicki.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 4:43:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You make a good point. Of course, with prior nominee Jill Derby running, the ‘Rat vote will be divided too.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 5:14:01 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“Watch Harry Reid put their heads in vises...”

It’s the Las Vegas way. Just ask Senator Harrison Roberts (the name of the Reid character in ‘Casino’).


17 posted on 05/05/2011 5:51:27 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; scrabblehack; Impy

I agree, Governor Sandoval should order that each party designate a single nominee, as is the case for other partisan elections in the state. That’s how special elections for state legislative seats are run, right?

But having everyone and his brother run and whoever gets the most votes wins (without a run-off) is not unprecedented in U.S. House special elections: that’s how Hawaii runs special elections (at least for the U.S. House), which is why Charles Djou was able to get elected to Congress despite only getting 39.4% (while Democrats Case and Hanabusa split 58% and the other 11 candidates split the rest).


18 posted on 05/05/2011 7:18:37 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: vette6387

Too late. She is the perpetual candidate. She’s going to run, run and run until she either wins something or is committed. *oh - was that my outside voice?*


19 posted on 05/05/2011 9:13:28 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

So there is Nevada precedent? The Dems claimed the law was unclear. However, if other partisan special elections in that state have been conducted that way, and the law remained unamended, it is a much harder case to make that the law is unclear.

But getting the case heard is another story.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 4:25:07 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

I seem to recall Sandoval (who is a former judge) implying that there were two methods used in NV for special elections, one with the parties selecting the candidates and one in which everyone ran on the same ballot. I assume that the jungle ballot was used for non-partisan races, which means that the party-selection method must have been used in partisan elections. I would think that there must have been at least one vacancy in the NV state legislature at some point in its 147 years as a state.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 5:24:47 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Vacancies in the state legislature are handled differently.

But does anyone have easy access to Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to US Elections? There were special elections for unexpired US Senate seats in Nevada in 1918, 1942, and 1954. Were they free-for-alls?


22 posted on 05/05/2011 6:47:23 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

The 1954 special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat from NV saw Democrat Alan Bible defeat Republican Ernest N. Brown by 58.9% to 41.9%. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/u/usa/congress/senate6.txt It appears that only two candidates were in the general-election ballot, so it had either regular primaries, or the candidates were selected by the parties, or they had a run-off. Given what little I know about special elections in NV, I assume that the parties selected the candidates.


23 posted on 05/06/2011 4:06:20 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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