This is a perfect example of why you should NOT vote early…
The revelation Friday of an extra-marital affair by Rep. Steve “Black Panther” Horsford (D-NV4) has given Republicans some optimism for re-taking this seat in November that wasn’t otherwise there.
So the choice for Republicans now shouldn’t be who the most conservative candidate is but who’s the most conservative Republican who can WIN this Democrat-majority district if a miracle occurs (like back in 2014).
As such, I’ve now narrowed down my choices to: (1) Lisa Song-Sutton, (2) Jim Marchant and (3) Sam Peters.
Not that the other Republicans running for this seat are bad people, bad conservatives or bad Republicans. They’re not.
In fact, I wish they all would have run for a legislative or local seat instead of trying to go straight to the top in Congress. Lord knows we need better conservatives in EVERY elected position.
But the general election is going to cost a lot of money. And if you can’t raise a sufficient amount for the primary, there’s no reason to believe that will change in the general. Song-Sutton, Marchant and Peters have demonstrated far better fundraising ability than the rest of the field.