(Chuck Muth) – Regular Muth’s Truths readers know there’s been no more vocal critic of the Nevada Legislature’s Assembly Republican Caucus than yours truly.
Politically-speaking, you could ask some of the former members and staff what number to call to reach 911 and you’d get blank stares. And don’t even think of asking them when the War of 1812 was.
But here’s the reality…
Odds are the GOP is going to end up in a super-minority in the State Senate next year.
Which means the Senate will no longer have the numbers needed to protect Gov. Joe Lombardo’s vetoes or block massive new tax hikes.
Which means Republicans MUST get out of the super-minority in the State Assembly next year…or turn out the lights and “Welcome to East California!”
To do so, Republicans must hold all of their current 14 seats – which is likely since all but one are considered “safe” – and flip at least one or more Democrat seats.
At this point, it’s all about the numbers game, not philosophical purity.
Yes, there are about a half-dozen GOP Assembly seats where the incumbent is nowhere near as conservative as he or she could be (and should be) and still hold the district.
And yes, in the past I’ve been all about “culling the herd” and getting better Republicans in GOP-majority districts in addition to more Republicans.
But with limited resources and the danger of ending up in a super-minority in BOTH houses of the Legislature, the ’24 election cycle is NOT the time to focus on upgrades.
So I’m going to do something that decidedly is NOT in my nature…
I’m going to sheath my sword.
At least for this cycle.
It’s not that I’ve changed. It’s that the political landscape has. Dramatically.
We’re not a red state. At best we’re a purple state…inching closer and closer to becoming a blue state.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had numerous conversations with Republican Assemblywoman Danielle Gallant – who is also the Assistant Minority Leader for Southern Nevada.
And I gotta tell ya, she’s impressive. And persuasive. And here are three things about Danielle that make we want to work with her…
1.) She’s a conservative
2.) Jon Ralston hates her
3.) She got married at Burning Man
I mean, what’s not to like, right?!!
So while it’ll be a bit uncomfortable for me to work with the Assembly Republican Caucus (ARC) – and more than a bit uncomfortable for some caucus members to work with me – Danielle and I are gonna give it the ol’ college try.
We’ve been talking about candidate recruitment. We’ve been talking about candidate training. We’ve been talking about candidate development and support. We’ve been talking about kicking some Democrat a** in 2024.
But you can’t save the world if you can’t pay the rent.
So while I’ve never encouraged folks to donate to the caucus before, I’m doing so now.
It’s THAT important for us all to set aside years – and in some cases, decades – of bad blood and feuding and focus on the only thing that matters next year: WINNING.
I think Danielle’s got what it takes to keep Republicans from falling off the cliff and turn the ship around (have I missed any clichés here?). So I’m gonna help her…and I hope you’ll do the same.
Let’s start with this…
Many of you regularly write to ask which candidates to support and who to donate to. At this early point in the campaign cycle – before all the candidates are known – I’m suggesting showing Danielle and the caucus some checkbook love.
I’m not asking you to dig deep right away. Let’s face it, past caucus performance doesn’t exactly generate confidence.
But I’ve seen signs that maybe, just maybe, under Danielle’s leadership in southern Nevada (where all the big problems are) we can start to dig ourselves out of the super-minority and begin the “march to the majority.”
The way Newt Gingrich did in Congress in 1994 after 40 years of Republicans wandering aimlessly in the political desert.
So I’m not asking for a major investment at this time. Just a token donation to let the Assembly Republican Caucus know, “You’ve got our attention, let’s see what you can do.”
Assembly Republicans need to get to 15 seats in ‘24. So I’m asking you to join me in making a token initial investment of just $15.24 today (I made my $15.24 donation last night).
- Just click on this link…
- Then click on the “Other” box…
- Then enter $15.24…
- Then enter your credit card number…
- Then click on the “Donate” button.
$15.24 is such a weird number that the caucus will know exactly where the donations are coming from – Muth’s Truths readers. And if they continue to show progress, I’ll continue to encourage further donations.
Let’s get the ball rolling. Let’s help protect Gov. Lombardo’s vetoes. Let’s give the caucus a chance. Let’s see if we can get everyone rowing in the same direction for a change.
Just win, baby!
Again, click here to make your $15.24 donation.
P.S. No, Sigal. Neither Daneille, nor the caucus, nor Gov. Lombardo, nor anyone else has “paid” me to send this request out – not even $1 (the governor’s going rate).
I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do to advance the conservative cause in Nevada. If only you and the Nevada GOP shared the same goal.
P.P.S. This Just In: Gov. Lombardo has endorsed fellow Republican David Brog for Assembly District 37 next year. AD37 is perhaps the #1 “flip” opportunity for Republicans next year.
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