(Chuck Muth) – I’ve been hearing a pair of criticisms about Capt. Sam Brown’s campaign for U.S. Senate here in Nevada.
The first is that he’s a “carpetbagger” from another state.
Which is true…though it must be noted that the vast majority of Nevada voters – I think over 75% – are also “carpetbaggers,” myself included (I’m a 1988 refugee from Marylandistan).
Capt. Brown did, in fact, move here from Texas after he finished up his rehabilitation for the severe war wounds he suffered in Afghanistan when his Humvee was blown to smithereens by an IED.
But his GOP primary opponent, Adam Laxalt, also moved to Nevada from Virginia, where he grew up, just shortly before he ran for attorney general in 2014. So it’s a wash.
The second is that if not for Capt. Brown’s war injuries, people wouldn’t be paying such attention to him. That, too, has some measure of truth to it.
However, it can also be said that if Adam went by the name Adam Domenici – the name of his father, rather than the name of his grandfather – people in Nevada wouldn’t be paying such attention to him either.
So the real question for Nevada’s Republican voters is, and should be, which of these two candidates has the best chance to defeat Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto-Reid in the 2022 general election.
That’s what the GOP’s June primary is gonna be all about…and it’s an open question.
Coming up next: Adam and/or one of his supporters recently channeled liberal blogger Jon Ralston in a juvenile, schoolyard hit piece against…me!
Dumb doesn’t even begin to describe it. Stay tuned, Batfans.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“If the race card is the only one you have to play, then you’re not playing with a full deck.” – Bruce Jackson
“I don’t understand much about politics…” – Blubber-blogger Jon Ralston, 1/2/20
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views and blogs at MuthsTruths.com